South Africa declared August as Women’s month. The Women’s day is celebrated on 9 August annually to commemorate and pay tribute to women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of pass laws to women.
The President of the Republic, His Excellency Jacob Zuma also declared 2017 as the year of OR Tambo therefore this year’s celebration coincides with the centenary of struggle icon OR Tambo. This year, the Women’s month will be commemorated under the theme “The Year of OR Tambo: Women United in Moving South Africa Forward”
The National Women’s Day on 9 August 2017 at Galeshewe, Kimberley in the Northern Cape. The national celebrations will also include the National Dialogues on Violence against Women to help combat the continued scourge of violent attacks and abuse against women. The dialogues are a platform for deepening democracy whilst ensuring safer and crime-free communities especially for women and children.