President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Tuesday, 09 August 2022, deliver the keynote address at the Women’s Day national commemorative event in Richmond, KwaZulu-Natal.

The event will take place at the Silahla Sport Field in Richmond in the uMngungundlovu district municipality.

Women’s Day is an annual commemoration of the 9 August 1956 protest march to the Union Buildings by 20 000 women from all backgrounds who resisted the apartheid authorities’ imposition of pass laws that restricted the movement of black South Africans in the country of their birth.

In the democratic era, Women’s Day focuses the nation’s attention on the country’s progress towards gender equity and celebrates the diverse contributions of women to the development of our society and economy.

However, Women’s Day and Women’s Month also serve as a period during which the country reflects on the challenges that face women, and during which all sectors of society can discuss these challenges and develop or highlight programmes aimed at empowering and affirming women.

Source: The Presidency Republic of South Africa

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