‘Brave women’ honoured

2016-08-17 06:00
The Luthuli Museum commemorated the women of 1956 who protested against the extension of Pass Laws to include women by hosting a dialogue session. Photo: supplied

The Luthuli Museum commemorated the women of 1956 who protested against the extension of Pass Laws to include women by hosting a dialogue session. Photo: supplied

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

THE Luthuli Museum hosted a Women’s Day dialogue session on Tuesday, 9 August 2016, which was attended by KwaDukuza deputy mayor Dolly Shandu, Chief Albert Luthuli’s daughters Thembi Ngobese and Dr. Albertinah Luthuli as well as the stalwart’s daughter-in-law Veli Luthuli.

The session was held to celebrate the sixtieth anniversary of the historic 1956 women’s march to Pretoria’s Union Buildings on August 9 to handover a petition opposing the extension of Pass Laws to include women.

“The session was held to commemorate the bravery of those women whose opposition to Pass Laws challenged an oppressive system that deepened race and gender-based inequalities and perpetuated unemployment and poverty among the oppressed lot,” the museum’s marketing manager Nolwazi Faku said.

Faku said that the theme ‘Women and leadership: Leading in the 21st century Patriarchal Society’ was used during the session to reflect upon the many challenges that women face and the achievements that have been made in terms of empowering women and gender equity.

The session was attended by tertiary students, pupils from local high schools and women from different areas in the iLembe District.

The screening of a historical documentary titled “You struck a rock” and a photographic exhibition helped to set the tone of the session.

The message that materialised during the session was that young women must make the best of the opportunities afforded to them so as to create a future which they desire.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

Inside News24

Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.