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Celebrating South African Women’s Day

South African Women’s Day celebrates the demonstration by 20,000 women of all races on 9th August 1956 against the pass laws.  Since 1994, it has been a public holiday in South Africa.  On or around that date each year in … Continue reading

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Solidarity through sanitary towels

Another year, another South African Women’s Day protest…  In 1986, the Non-Stop Picket celebrated South African Women’s Day with a rally on 9th August.  As part of this protest, City Group organised a collection of sanitary towels to send as … Continue reading

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Women scrub away the taint of apartheid

One of the dates that was marked by the Non-Stop Picket each year was South African Women’s Day on 9th August.  On or around this date, City Group would organise a special rally on the Picket to honour and remember … Continue reading

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