Reverend Tanelle Welff-Dixon, from Kraaifontein, represented women in religion at a gala event following a two-day women’s conference at Garden Court Hotel in Walmer Estate, hosted by the national Department for Women headed by Minister Bathabile Dlamini.
Ms Dlamini and representatives from several South African women’s organisations recently attended the 62nd session of the, United Nations’ Commission on the Status of Women in New York to contribute to the international conference held annually with this year’s theme being, “Empowering rural women and girls”.
The advancement of women in decision-making roles in government, civil society and business was discussed at the feedback meeting in Cape Town.
Sophia Williams-de Bruyn, a former anti-apartheid activist and ANC parliamentarian, was a special guest speaker who recounted her experiences and highlighted the pivotal role that women played in the fight against the apartheid regime.
Ms Welff-Dixon is a preacher, public speaker, social justice and human rights activist and also heads an international non-profit, the TWM Foundation.