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Women’s labour seminar demystifies legalese in the workplace

On 18 July the Phenomenal Woman association of black business women from Bloemfontein and surrounds gathered for the Empowered @ Work labour seminar at Phatshoane Henney Attorneys.

As the brainchild of business woman Thato Mokhothu, founder of Refilwe Tshiamo Trading, Phenomenal Woman was established this year to empower women to achieve better things in their lives, both in business and in everyday life.

In line with this, the seminar hosted by the Phatshoane Henney Attorneys labour department addressed a variety of labour issues such as employment contracts, UIF, and misconduct and sexual harassment in the workplace. Presented in a way that’s easy to understand, the underlying aim of the seminar was to arm business women with the necessary legal know-how to ensure a firm footing in work related matters.

Lesley Mokgoro, Director in the Labour Department at Phatshoane Henney Attorneys, points out that on 9 August, South Africa will be celebrating National Women’s Day to pay homage to South African women. August has also been declared Women’s Month as a tribute to thousands of women who marched to the Union Buildings in 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women. “While the battle today is no longer against the carrying of passes, we as society, government and businesses still face many challenges – and we believe women should be at the forefront to address women empowerment programmes in political, public, private and educational sector.”

…we believe women should be at the forefront to address women empowerment programmes in political, public, private and educational sector.

Leah Molatseli, Associate in the Labour Department, adds that it’s therefore particularly fitting that this seminar is focused on the empowerment of women, illustrating Phatshoane Henney Attorney’s commitment to this great cause. “This seminar will assist women to enhance the operations of their respective businesses and to enable them to make decisions that will not expose their business, or them as employees, to any risks. As Kofi Anan has once said, ‘There is no tool for development more effective than the empowerment of women.’”

Phatshoane Henney speakers and guests who attended the event, are (from left):Rohini Pillay, candidate attorney at Phatshoane Henney Attorneys, Leah Molatseli, associate at Phatshoane Henney Attorneys, Pula Ramathe, director of Ya Biso Trading, Jeanette Monahadi, candidate attorney at Phatshoane Henney Attorneys, Satty Mdhluli, director of Thobile Tours and Shuttle and Thato Mokothu, founder of Refilwe Tshiamo Trading and Phenomenal Woman.

Phatshoane Henney speakers and guests who attended the event, are (from left):Rohini Pillay, candidate attorney at Phatshoane Henney Attorneys, Leah Molatseli, associate at Phatshoane Henney Attorneys, Pula Ramathe, director of Ya Biso Trading, Jeanette Monahadi, candidate attorney at Phatshoane Henney Attorneys, Satty Mdhluli, director of Thobile Tours and Shuttle and Thato Mokothu, founder of Refilwe Tshiamo Trading and Phenomenal Woman.

DSC00308: Bloemfontein business women attending the seminar, were, from left: Moroesi Mohapi, from the sales department at IMUKA, Khumo Selebamo, marketing director at Astra Travel, Thapelo Setai, from Thapelo waLerato Trading cc and Mtombi Sithole from PatNiNi Properties.

DSC00308: Bloemfontein business women attending the seminar, were, from left: Moroesi Mohapi, from the sales department at IMUKA, Khumo Selebamo, marketing director at Astra Travel, Thapelo Setai, from Thapelo waLerato Trading cc and Mtombi Sithole from PatNiNi Properties.

DSC00309: Speakers at the seminar were, from left, Jeanette Monahadi, candidate attorney at Phatshoane Henney Attorneys, Rohini Pillay, candidate attorney at Phatshoane Henney Attorneys and Leah Molatseli, associate.in the Labour Department at at Phatshoane Henney Attorneys.

DSC00309: Speakers at the seminar were, from left, Jeanette Monahadi, candidate attorney at Phatshoane Henney Attorneys, Rohini Pillay, candidate attorney at Phatshoane Henney Attorneys and Leah Molatseli, associate.in the Labour Department at at Phatshoane Henney Attorneys.

 

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