Bakwena Ba Mogopa's mammoth tribute to women's month
Bakwena Ba Mogopa’s mammoth tribute to women’s month
25 August 2014
August is a tribute to the legions of women who navigated the path of fighting for justice by campaigning to bring an end to the pass laws enforced by the government of 1956. Each year on the 9th of August, South Africans of all backgrounds, races and cultural groups join together in celebrating National Women’s Day.
This year, Bethanie which is the seat of the Paramount Chief of Bakwena Ba Mogopa was the host for the 3rd Annual Women’s Day celebrations. The main theme for the event was “women and culture” and the aim was to celebrate what is unique within the community while continuing the tradition of embracing the authenticity of being proud women of the Bakwena Ba Mogopa.
Women came in their numbers while their kgakana attire was their camouflage. Speakers included Mrs. Kenalemang Kgoroeadira, Mrs. Mmanotshe Seletisha – Chief Public Prosecutor (Odi District) and The Queenmother, Mmemogolo Semane Molotlegi of the Royal Bafokeng Nation who emphasised that women should know their key responsibilities as they play an important role in society. ‘You do not have to bear children to be a mother, we identify mothers, sisters, leaders and matriarchs as women that bear a beating heart sanctified with love’.
Speech by MmaKgosi KC Mamogale: Bakwena Ba Mogopa Women's Day Celebration 2014
SPEECH BY MMAKGOSI KC MAMOGALE DURING THE CELEBRATION OF BAKWENA BA MOGOPA WOMEN’S DAY: BETHANIE
23 August 2014
Batsamaisa tiro, Mme Kubu le Mme Sebetlele, ntetleng go dumedisa Kgosikgolo TRM Mamogale, mokhuduthamaga Mme Modise, Cllr Mme Moleko wa Bojanala, Motsamaisi mogolo wa ntlo ya dikgosi, Kgosi Zibi le Dikgosi tsa rona, Modulasetilo wa Bahumagadi Mmemogolo Semane Molotlegi, le bo MmaDikgosi, Dikgosana le Ditlhogo tsa Dikgoro, Advocate Mogatusi, wa PHRA, Baruti, Dikhanselara tsa rona, dibui tsotlhe tsa letsatsi, badiredi ba lefapha la Setso, Botaki le Bogosi, le ba mafapha otlhe a puso and state owned entities. Bomme le morafe wa Bakwena Ba Mogopa ka kakaretso.