SA women honoured

2015-07-29 06:01

A DRAMA paying homage to women in South Africa will be performed on 9 August at Reitz Park at the DA Women’s Network’s Women’s Day function.

Titled Buang Ba Basadi, Buang or Speak out women, the drama highlights the significant contribution of women in society and their fight for freedom dating back to 1956 when multitudes of women took to the street to march against the pass laws in South Africa.

The protest by women is regarded as one of the largest demonstrations staged in South African history, 20 000 women of all races marched to Pretoria’s Union Buildings on 9 August 1956. The women marched to present a petition against the carrying of passes by women to the then prime minister, Johannes Gerhardus Strijdom.

This has become the famous Women’s March celebrated as Women’s Day on 9 August each year.

The march against the pass laws was organised by the Federation of South African Women (FSAW or Fedsaw).

Saduma Miya, playwright, said the drama would focus on the role of women in addressing issues relating to gender equality and women’s rights and the challenge to make sense of these rights. He said the drama would also focus on tackling abuse as a major social problem.

The drama features members of the Success Cultural Group, a local development arts group.

Organisations interested to participate in the programme can contact Miya on 061-369-5528

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