Freedom Park, a National Heritage Site in Pretoria, allows women to enter free of charge on National Women’s Day, 9th August; in commemoration of the heroic 1956 women’s March,  to the Union Buildings. The women were protesting the discriminatory and repressive pass laws of the apartheid government. The more than 20 000 women protesters, from different walks of life, have left an indelible mark in the struggle for gender equality and human rights. Freedom Park together with government, salute the bravery and the determination of the 1956 women, who led the historic march under the theme: “Accelerating socio-economic opportunities for the empowerment of women”.

Details are as follows:

Date:  09 August 2023

Time: 8h00-16h00

Venue: Freedom Park, Pretoria


Telephone number: 012 336 4020

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