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Talking Point interview on Fine Music Radio

Marlene le Roux, Artscape CEO, was awarded the prestigious Charlotte Maxeke Award on Friday 27 August in Johannesbuig , followed by the Vestaris Award on Saturday 28 August in Cape Town.  She spoke about the significance of these award on Talking Point on Fine Music Radio – FMR 101.3. You can listen in the podcast below.

Charlotte Mannya-Maxeke Institute (CMMI) – 4th Annual Bring Her Up : Women Of Firsts Awards

Marlene le RouxThe 4th Annual Bring Her Up : Women Of Firsts Awards brunch ceremony, took place on Friday, 27 August at 10h00 – a  moment to honour women in various spheres who have demonstrated sheer determination, leadership and creativity in their work and contribution towards our society.

Artscape CEO, Dr Marlene Le Roux, was one of the prestigious recipients as the first woman of colour to take the helm at Cape Town’s biggest theatre. The award will recognise her as a tireless advocate for the rights of persons with disability and the youth and equally honour her lifelong journey in the arts and education leading the Artscape Theatre as one of the most formidable institutions in the work of arts and culture in the country.

The South African government has declared 2021 as the Year of Charlotte Maxeke and the theme is #BringOthersUp. This initiative is hugely influenced and echoing Mme Charlotte Mannya-Maxeke words, when she said, “this work is not for yourselves, kill that spirit of self and do not live above your people but live with them and if you can rise, bring someone with you”

Evelyn Leukes.  Woman of Resilience Awards – Vestaris International

The Vestaris International Award Ceremony of the Evelyn Leukes Woman of Resilience Award took place on Saturday 28 August.  It is significant that both honours have been awarded in August – Woman’s Month.

Dr Marlene Le Roux during her acceptance speech of the Evelyn Leukes Woman of Resilience Awards made a call to politicians and church leaders in particular to play their part in eradicating gender-based violence and sexist practices that perpetuate patriarchy and abuse of women. She encouraged women to stand strong and abandon abusive relationships and marriages for their own and the benefit of their children. Furthermore, she also encouraged all South Africans to get vaccinated, because it is the right thing to do. The plight of citizens with disabilities and the continued hardships they face remains key with every opportunity for advocacy available to her.

LISTEN in to Dr. Marlene le Roux talking to  Philip Todres of MapMyWay on Talking Point on Fine Music Radio: