THIS DAY IN HISTORY: Protest against pass laws in Langa

By Drum Digital
04 January 2015

Hundreds of Black South Africans assembled in the Langa township outside Cape Town to protest against new pass laws.

Hundreds of South Africans assembled in the Langa township outside Cape Town to protest against new pass laws.

Delivering a fiery speech to the crowd Dora Tamana, a member of the ANC Women's League and later a founding member of the Federation of South African Women (FEDSAW), declared:

"We women will never carry these passes. This is something that touches my heart. I appeal to you young Africans to come forward and fight. These passes make the road even narrower for us. We have seen unemployment, lack of accommodation and families broken because of passes. We have seen it with our men. Who will look after our children when we go to jail for a small technical offence - not having a pass?"

Source: sahistory.org.za.

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