Women’s Day in South Africa

Since 1994, South Africa celebrates National Women's Day every year on the 9th of August, and more generally the whole month has become one in which the woes of women are highlighted and tribute is paid to their outstanding achievements. The occasion marks a march led by a 20,000-strong gathering of women on August 9, 1956, in protest against the proposed amendments to the Urban Areas Act (which curtailed the movement of non-whites in urban areas and allowed them only 72 hours without … [Read more...]