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This is a tribute to all women for the selfless work that you do; and the many sacrifices that you may encounter; being mothers, career women, friends, wives. So many hats to wear yet you do it with so much grace and dignity. You are a WOMAN and within you lies the power to achieve many great things!!

Historically as we echo the clarion call of the iconic events of 9 August 1956, when women from all races and walks of life organised a march to the Union Building in protest to the oppressive Apartheid laws, it was the turning point in our country’s history. On that day women took a pivotal step on a road that has paved the way for women to be treated as equal partners in all sectors. 

Our Gallery of Leaders is testimony to the role that women played in making that indelible mark and continue to make in our country. By highlighting the tremendous achievements of South African women, Freedom Park’s mandate is always to empower and enhance women’s roles in our society. Our focus should continually be on creating large-scale awareness on the endless possibilities for women in South Africa.

Please note that 14 Bachelor of Indigenous Knowledge Systems (BIKS) students from the University of Venda, School of Human and Social Sciences, Department of African Studies will commence their Work Integrated Learning Programme at Freedom Park. The students will be hosted primarily by the Heritage and Knowledge Department and Public Participation and will be accommodated in the ground floor office space for the period 1 August until the 30 November 2022.

This year’s National Women’s Day and Women’s Month will be celebrated under the theme: “Women’s Socio-Economic Rights and Empowerment: Building Back Better for Women’s Improved Resilience.” The historicism of August 9, 1956, when 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings against the Urban Areas Act has led to an annual commemoration of this day as the National Women’s Day. On this day, the Federation of South African Women (FEDSAW) led by four women Lillian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph, Rahima Moosa and Sophia Williams-De Bruyn delivered petitions to the then Prime Minister - JG Strydom’s office in the Union Buildings.


 

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09 Aug 2022;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
Women’s Day event
11 Aug 2022;
10:00AM - 12:00PM
DSAC Women’s Day event
11 Aug 2022;
06:00PM - 09:00PM
Gala Dinner

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