Happy Women's Day

By Lesley on 9 August 2020

Happy Women's Day

Women's March to Union Buildings, Pretoria, August 9, 1956

August 9, is our public holiday in South Africa, Women's Day. It is a day that all the women in South Africa are honoured for everything they do and at the same time, remembering the 20,000 women who marched to the Union Buildings, Pretoria in 1956

The women's march was a spectacular success, ladies coming from all over South Africa, some in heritage dress, babies on their backs and domestic workers with their white employers

The Prime Minister and his senior staff refused to give them an audience. They stood in silence for a complete hour and then sang the National Anthem on leaving

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