Celebrating South African women on Women’s Day


Women’s Day has been celebrated in South Africa on 9 August since 1995, and is an official public holiday.

The day commemorates the 20000 women who marched on the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956, to protest the extension of Pass Laws to women, which controlled women even further and reduced them to passive beings, at the mercy of men.

This year the theme of Women’s Day is ‘Women’s Socio-Economic Rights and Empowerment: Building Back Better for Women’s Improved Resilience’.  The day draws attention to the issues African women face, such as parenting, domestic violence, unequal pay, and schooling.

The celebration of one day only has grown to all of August being celebrated as Women’s Month.

Celebrate Women’s Day by participating in Totalsports Women’s Race 5km and 10km road run in Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban, or attend the Noordhoek Art Point Women’s Day Showcase.

Labotessa is proud that half of its team consists of female employees.


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