Info courtesy of: SOUTHAFRICA.COM
Each year on the 9th of August, South Africans of all backgrounds, races and cultural groups join together in celebrating National Women’s Day. This annual public holiday commemorates an eventful day in South Africa’s history – 9 August 1956.
What makes this day so special to South Africans? It was on the 9th of August in 1956 that a large group of women began a campaign to bring an end to the pass laws enforced by the government of the time. The pass laws meant that all black people were to carry a special “pass” or identification document which they had to produce to prove they were permitted to enter a certain area designated for white people. This was a major law of the apartheid regime and greatly restricted the freedom of movement of black people.
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So tomorrow marks a public holiday. So in the spirit of liberalism it is the perfect day to: “Do it yourself woman!” We women can do anything we put our minds to!
Why not try this super-easy craft project:
Now before you make a cuppa coffee remember to wait a few minutes for the mug to cool when it’s out of the oven!