CapeTalk's John Maytham interviewed the newly inducted president of the Waterfront Rotary Club, Siham Boda.
Boda seems to have defied the social stereotypes that the Rotary club is often led by white males of a certain age.
She has over a dozen years of legal experience and currently works as a commercial mediator. She plans to use her experience to further enhance the mandate of Rotary and challenge the stereotypical beliefs within the organisation.
In South Africa because of our history we've got a lot of catch up to do.— Siham Boda, president of Waterfront Rotary Club
Boda says she believes Rotary is a globally recognised brand with a fantastic infrastructure which needs a mindset shift.
She says other provinces in the country have done well in transforming the organisation to reflect the demographics in those areas, mentioning KZN and Gauteng.
Rotary has over a century worth of history and that cannot be easily replicated.— Siham Boda, president of Waterfront Rotary Club
Rather use what you have and change it for the good. It is not that there is resistant to that change... I think it is very much a mindset in South Africa that needs to change.— Siham Boda, president of Waterfront Rotary Club
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