The Essence of National Women's Day SA!!!
Imagine a law that restricts your movement in certain parts of your land or country. This legislation know as Urban Areas Act commonly known as "Pass Laws" served to maintain population segregation, manage migrant labor and control urbanization during the Apartheid Era. On August 9th 1956, thousands of women of all races took part in one of the largest protest as they marched to the Union buildings in the capital, Pretoria. They protested against the proposed amendments of the Urban Areas Act of 1950. Today and the month of August is an official kick start of National women's month in South Africa. It is a time to memorialize the women that fought for some of the freedoms we might take for granted, and the women who are presently fighting for women's and humans right in general. Below are SOME of the women that played an integral role in the protest.