Book Launch: Femicide by Angie Makwetla

Date: 01 August 2019

Time: 18:00

Venue: Exclusive Book, Hude Park Corner (show map)

Femicide shares a family’s lived experience of losing two daughters at the hands of their husbands. These tragedies occurred fours years apart. The account is given by the sibling and aunt to the two deceased women. Close family members give their account around the tragedies and the aftermath. The book brings the voices of the children who lost their mothers, a mother who lost a child, a sister who lost a sibling and a friend’s account. It seeks to inform and heal. In a country with a femicide rate that is more than 5 X higher than the global average, it’s a must-read for all citizens.

My hope, in writing this book, is to first of all, bring healing to my family and to all other families whose daughters have died at the hands of their abusive husbands. I also hope and pray that parents, especially fathers, will become aware that their actions – negative or positive – have a lifetime effect on the lives of their children.

Angie Makwetla

Angie Makwetla is one of the 8 Human Rights Commissioners appointed by the President of the Republic of SA in January 2017. Her focal area is Child Rights and Migration. She was born in Madubulaville, Randfontein, a township that was forcibly removed and divided into Mohlakeng and Toekomsrus. She had eight siblings, five of whom are still alive.

Angie holds a BA Social Work degree from the University of the North, a Management Certificate from Arthur D Little Management School in Cambridge, Massachusetts and an SMME Management Certificate from Galilee College in Israel. In June 2012 Angie qualified as an Empowerment Workshop Facilitator with the Empowerment Institute in Rhinebeck, USA. She has worked as a social worker and a social entrepreneur. In 1988 Angie started the first black-owned computer training academy in South Africa

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