Today, 14 February 2018, I was joined by Nomafrench Mbombo, DAWN Federal Leader, in discussing women’s issues with the youth of Nelson Mandela Bay.
We visited PE College’s Russell Road, Iqhayiya and Dower campuses as part of Valentine’s celebration, and handed out blue DA roses to students.
We also interacted with students regarding the failing ANC government’s lack of assistance to TVET colleges.
Whilst interacting with students, we also underlined that the practice of trading sexual favours for jobs is gaining momentum across the province under the stewardship of the failing ANC government.
I recently conducted oversight inspections in Komani (Queenstown) and East London and was shocked to find that the demand for Sex-for-Jobs, especially within the EPWP system, is a regular occurrence.
Today we made clear our message that Sex for Jobs is an abuse of power by men to assert themselves over desperate women. It is inhumane and must be acted against.
The uncaring and failing ANC government must, as a matter of urgency, criminalise Sex for Jobs interviews (also known as carpet interviews).
The only way we will combat the scourge of carpet interviews is if we deal swiftly and decisively with each and every perpetrator. These perpetrators must be convicted by the law.
A DA government will ensure that carpet interviews are criminalised and all perpetrators arrested by an honest and professional police force that protects our people.
Under a DA national government, building One South Africa for All will mean women will be able to equally participate in the economy, through quality education, fair access to real and long-term jobs while feeling safe in their communities.
DAWN Eastern Cape Provincial Chairperson
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