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Women's Day

National Women’s Day in South Africa commemorates the national march of women in 1956 to petition against legislation that required African persons to carry the “pass” (a special identification document which curtailed an African’s freedom of movement during the apartheid era.) On the 9th of August in 1956, 20 000 women marched on the Union … Continue reading

Women’s Day

National Women’s Day in South Africa commemorates the national march of women in 1956 to petition against legislation that required African persons to carry the “pass” (a special identification document which curtailed an African’s freedom of movement during the apartheid era.) On the 9th of August in 1956, 20 000 women marched on the Union … Continue reading

Freedom Day

Yesterday was Freedom Day in South Africa. Freedom Day celebrates the first free and democratic elections that took place in South Africa. Almost 20 million South Africans voted. On 27 April 2010 we celebrated 16 years of deepening democracy and freedom in South African and the achievements we have made as a nation: 1 – … Continue reading