Discover why we celebrate Women’s Day on August 9th each year. Read about the history of National Women’s Day and the Women’s March of 1956.
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History and Politics
The only six-coloured national flag in the world, the South African flag, first used on 27 April 1994, was designed to symbolize unity and to represent the convergence of the many diverse elements within the South African society. In the following post, we describe the history and meaning of the South African flag in detail.
Youth Day commemorates the Soweto Uprising of 16 June 1976, where thousands of students were ambushed by the apartheid regime. Learn more about Youth Day.
Celebrated each year on the 27th of April, Freedom Day honours South Africa’s first democratic election of 1994. Learn more about Freedom Day in our latest post.
From the Pass Laws to the horrific events of the Sharpeville Massacre of 1960, find out why we celebrate Human Rights Day in South Africa on the 21st of March.
August is Women’s Month in South Africa. It is a time when we honour and celebrate the countless women who sacrificed their lives for the freedom and equality of others. Today we take a look at some of the iconic female freedom fighters and political activists that were instrumental in fighting for South Africa’s liberation.