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A salute to women on the frontline

06 August 2020
Oasis FM marketing manager Bernadette Swartz interviewed Kouga's First Lady Amor Hendricks on Tuesday.

Oasis FM marketing manager Bernadette Swartz interviewed Kouga's First Lady Amor Hendricks on Tuesday.

Women from different walks of life will be sharing their experience of the COVID-19 lockdown with the broader Kouga community this August.

"August is Women's Month, which makes it the ideal time to showcase the role women have been playing to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, both on the frontline and behind the scenes," said Kouga Executive Mayor, Horatio Hendricks.

"It is an opportunity to remind women just how strong they truly are and to encourage them to believe in themselves and to support one another."

The programme will feature seven women, who will be interviewed by Oasis FM marketing manager, Bernadette Swartz, every Tuesday at 10am in August.

The interviews will be broadcast on Oasis FM 89.8 and will also be streamed live on the Facebook pages of Kouga Municipality and Oasis FM. 

Kouga's First Lady, Amor Hendricks, opened the programme this week and shared how important family support was for those working on the frontline.

Next week, on 11 August, the spotlight will turn to Cathy Brown from the Department of Health, who has played a key role in tracing local COVID-19 cases so as to maximize their chances of survival and minimize the risk to those around them. 

She will be joined by Nolusindiso Soul, one of the first COVID-19 survivors in Kouga, and Adi Schoeman, a medical doctor from Patensie who contracted the coronavirus while helping to prepare the Gamtoos communities for the pandemic. 

Businesswomen Esty Nhlangulela and Martha Nodaka will take the spotlight on 18 August to share how the lockdown had impacted on their enterprises. 

This will be followed by an interview on 25 August with acting Jeffreys Bay Comprehensive principal, Nomxolisi Makayi, and girl learners about the challenges schools have faced during this time. 

The programme will conclude with a prayer session on 31 August.