DCS women staff enjoy team-building session

Department of correctional services (DCS) Amathole management area women employees staged a successful team-building session in East London last Thursday.

Among subjects on the agenda were breast cancer awareness, sharing common knowledge about personal information and educating one another on self-checking.

UNITED AGAINST BREAST CANCER: DCS Amathole management area officials enjoy a team-building exercise session where breast cancer awareness was one of the topics of discussion
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Area commissioner Nolitha Mangxila, during her presentation, said women were the leaders of households and if there was no leadership at home you would see ‘ijenteyis’,  poverty and ill-discipline.

She also addressed sexual harassment in the work place.

“We are flowers, yes but a flower can also be admired from afar without having to be touched or picked, especially if it is not yours,” she said.

Mangxila said the DCS had launched a sexual harassment policy to protect its employees.

“We should not be victims. All of us must know how to identify it and report it and I will ask the Employee Assistant Practitioner (EAP) to do a roadshow to all centres in the management area which includes Middledrift, Fort Beaufort, Stutterheim, Makana [Grahamstown] and King William’s Town to conduct and present the sexual harassment policy to all employees.”

Mangxila motivated and encouraged officials, especially young employees, to study and empower themselves with education.

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