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Happy Women’s Day 9 August 2012

Womens Day 2012 9 August

56 years ago over 20,000 women staged a march on the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against the proposed amendments to the Urban Areas Act (also known as the pass laws). They left bundles of petitions containing over 100 000 signatures at Prime Minister, J.G. Strijdom's office doors. We are reminded of this monumental occasion on the 9th August every year to celebrate these amazing women and remember the slogan that was coined… “Wathint' Abafazi Wathint' imbokodo!” (Now you have touched the women, you have struck a rock) a strong reminder of those women's courage and strength! There are many inspiring women to be celebrated on this day; one in particular we would like to raise a glass to is Granny Graham,  a pioneering