Support National Domestic Workers’ Day!Posted By Main Mamma on July 25, 2012 1 Comments
Entrepreneur Sizile Makola is launching the first of what she hopes will become an annual National Domestic Workers’ Day on 26 July this year. Joining hands with the South African Domestic Service and Allied Workers’ Union (Sadsawu), Makola says South Africans need to acknowledge the value of domestic workers.
Makola says National Domestic Workers’ Day will help raise awareness of the work domestic workers do. “These are the people we entrust with our homes and our children, but who are often invisible. In the same way that annually we recognise the work of secretaries, I believe we should do the same for domestic workers,” she says.
The idea came as a result of a brainstorming session with GloWoman’s Bettina Moss who did a GlowBusiness strategy with Makola.
How YOU can help support this cause
To support the awareness campaign on the work domestic workers do, Makola has created badges that can be posted on Facebook or used as an avatar on Twitter and is asking South Africans to ‘wear’ them on social media platforms on 26 July. She asks, “what will you do for your domestic worker on National Domestic Workers’ Day”. Post on Facebook or comment on Twitter using the hashtag #thehelp.
About Sizile Makola
Makola runs a business called My Claim Mate that provides human resources services for employers of domestic workers. The company registers domestic workers with the Unemployment Insurance Fund, (UIF) and helps employers ensure that they are compliant with the law.
For more information and how you can assist with this particular campaign, please contact Sizile Makola (details below):
Sizile Makola – Founder of My Claim Mate
Office: +27 21 557 3775
Mobile: +27 83 786 2489