Women taking top positions

SINCE the dawn of freedom in 1994 the ANC-led government has been globally famous for having developed one of the most progressive constitutions in the world.

It covers a wide range of issues, including a positive attitude towards women's emancipation and empowerment.

Women representation now cuts across the entire public service both politically and administratively.

Women currently occupy many powerful positions previously reserved for men, particularly white males.

They confidently and successfully compete with their male counterparts for top positions such as premiers, deputy presidents, ministers and so on.

They also feature prominently as CEOs of parastatals and director-generals.

Though struggling to come to terms with reality, the private sector is not lagging that far behind.

One such woman is our own Nomvula "Mama Action" Mokonyane, the premier of Gauteng, a professional in her own right.

Her track record speaks for itself. Before occupying the provincial hot seat she served in various positions in government and her contribution has been outstanding.

If people of Gauteng were to insist on genuine and sober leadership, this would be the woman for the job.

ANC members have repeatedly deployed her to lead some of the most challenging government departments in the province and she has never been found wanting.

Sechaba Letsatsi, Ekurhuleni