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EXECUTIVE MAYOR:

Executive Mayor of Ehlanzeni District Municipality Cllr. J Sidell was born in Mbombela at Kabokweni. She did her primary education at Victory Park Primary School. She then proceeded to Middleburg Combined School where she completed her secondary education.  Her tertiary qualifications include among others a diploma in Advanced Municipal Governance from University of Johannesburg, a Project Management course from Wits University as well as an Executive Leadership programme from the University of Pretoria  She has extensive experience as an Administrator and Technocrat. She worked for the Department of Health and Social Development as well as the Department of Human Settlement as an Assistant Director and eventually Acting Director responsible for the Human Settlement  Ms Sidell is a seasoned politician with vast experience in serving the people. She served in a number of ANC structures as well as Union structures. She is currently the Regional Secretary of Ehlanzeni ANC Women’s League.  Her role in second term Local Government started in 2000 where she was elected as a PR Councillor both in Mbombela Local Municipality and Ehlanzeni District Municipality. Eventually she was elected as a speaker of Mbombela Local Municipality from 2011 - 2016.  Deservedly so she was then elected to the position of Executive Mayor of Ehlanzeni District Municipality

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Cllr. J Sidell Executive Mayor Ehlanzeni District Municipality

EXECUTIVE MAYOR’S OFFICE


Executive Mayor of Ehlanzeni District Municipality Ms J Sidell was born in Mbombela at Kabokweni. She did her primary education at Victory Park Primary School. She then proceeded to Middleburg Combined School where she completed her secondary education.  Her tertiary qualifications include among others a diploma in Advanced Municipal Governance from University of Johannesburg, a Project Management course from Wits University as well as an Executive Leadership programme from the University of Pretoria  She has extensive experience as an Administrator and Technocrat. She worked for the Department of Health and Social Development as well as the Department of Human Settlement as an Assistant Director and eventually Acting Director responsible for the Human Settlement  Ms Sidell is a seasoned politician with vast experience in serving the people. She served in a number of ANC structures as well as Union structures. She is currently the Regional Secretary of Ehlanzeni ANC Women’s League.  Her role in second term Local Government started in 2000 where she was elected as a PR Councillor both in Mbombela Local Municipality and Ehlanzeni District Municipality. Eventually she was elected as a speaker of Mbombela Local Municipality from 2011 - 2016.  Deservedly so she was then elected to the position of Executive Mayor of Ehlanzeni District Municipality


WOMEN ABUSE


Ehlanzeni District Municipality is not immune to any form of abuse against women. So many women are abused daily in our four local municipalities. Some cases are reported and some are not. It’s important to note that violence does not hurt only the person who has experienced it. It hurts the whole community. We need to learn different ways to help end violence against women.    I suggest that we end violence against women by: • Calling the police if you see or hear evidence of domestic violence. • Support a friend or family member who may be in an abusive relationship. Learn more about how to help. • Volunteer at a local domestic violence shelter or other organization that helps survivors or works to prevent violence. • Raise children to respect others. Teach children to treat others as they would like to be treated. • Lead by example. Work to create a culture that rejects violence as a way to deal with problems.     • Speak up against messages that say violence or mistreating women is okay. • Tell your congressional representatives that you want them to support domestic violence services and violence prevention programs. • Volunteer in youth programs. Become a mentor. Get involved in programs that teach young people to solve problems without violence. Get involved with programs that teach teens about healthy relationships.  


WOMEN EMPOWERMENT


During this women’s month and Ehlanzeni District Municipality will ensure that it continues to advocate for women’s empowerment in every sense. As a municipality we are committing ourselves to women’s empowerment and promoting gender equality in the workplace and community.   As a municipality we are further committed to embracing and implementing the 7 principles, taking action to unleash the full potential of women and girls, and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set forth in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


WOMEN ABUSE


 Ehlanzeni District Municipality is not immune to any form of abuse against women. So many women are abused daily in our four local municipalities. Some cases are reported and some are not. It’s important to note that violence does not hurt only the person who has experienced it. It hurts the whole community. We need to learn different ways to help end violence against women.    I suggest that we end violence against women by: • Calling the police if you see or hear evidence of domestic violence. • Support a friend or family member who may be in an abusive relationship. Learn more about how to help. • Volunteer at a local domestic violence shelter or other organization that helps survivors or works to prevent violence. • Raise children to respect others. Teach children to treat others as they would like to be treated. • Lead by example. Work to create a culture that rejects violence as a way to deal with problems.     • Speak up against messages that say violence or mistreating women is okay. • Tell your congressional representatives that you want them to support domestic violence services and violence prevention programs. • Volunteer in youth programs. Become a mentor. Get involved in programs that teach young people to solve problems without violence. Get involved with programs that teach teens about healthy relationships.  


WOMEN EMPOWERMENT


 During this women’s month and Ehlanzeni District Municipality will ensure that it continues to advocate for women’s empowerment in every sense. As a municipality we are committing ourselves to women’s empowerment and promoting gender equality in the workplace and community.   As a municipality we are further committed to embracing and implementing the 7 principles, taking action to unleash the full potential of women and girls, and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set forth in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.


The principles are: • Establishing high-level corporate leadership for gender equality • Treating all women and men fairly at work - respect and support human rights and non-discrimination • Ensure the health, safety and well-being of all women and men employees • Promote education, training and professional development for women • Implement enterprise development, supply chain and marketing practices that empower   • women • Promote equality through community initiatives and advocacy • Measure and publicly report on progress to achieve gender equality   


WOMEN INDEPENDENCE


 Being a strong, independent woman means that you are able to find happiness on your own. You have self-confidence without having to rely on another person or society for validation. It means emotional independence and being able to have healthy relationships with others without falling into co-dependent patterns. It means learning to express who you are at your core, whether you are shy and soft-spoken or loud and assertive. You don’t need to try fitting a certain mold. Women can be independent through: • Practicing assertiveness; • Not comparing themselves with other women; • Setting clear boundaries; • Believing in yourself; and • Empowering yourself through education and learning new skills  


WOMEN AND EDUCATION  


Women and girls in the developing world are often denied opportunities for education. Lack of education limits prospects, decreases family income, reduces health, puts women and girls at risk of trafficking and exploitation, and limits the economic advancement of entire countries. As a municipality we believe that education for girls and women is the single most effective way to improve the lives of individual families as well as to bring economic development to our impoverished communities in Ehlanzeni. We also believe education helps women develop skills that allow them to make decisions and influence community change.  


WOMEN IN LEADERSHIP


It’s no secret that women have historically faced greater barriers than men when it comes to fully participating in the economy and leadership positions. Across geographies and income levels, disparities between men and women persist in the form of salary gaps, uneven opportunities for advancement, and unbalanced representation in important decision-making bodies.  The value of gender diversity-particularly in the workplace-is widely acknowledged. Women bring different perspectives and approaches to business, resulting in a more inclusive workplace and often better performance for the company. As Ehlanzeni District Municipality we promote the advancement of women in leadership and the equalisation of access to all opportunities.  Happy Women’s Month   


“WATHINTA BAFAZI WATHINTA IMBOKODO WENA UZOKUFA”