Beat a drum, paint a nail on the move

2017-11-21 06:01
Come beat a drum at a peaceful demonstration hosted by a Woodstock-based organisation.

Come beat a drum at a peaceful demonstration hosted by a Woodstock-based organisation.

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The Western Cape Women’s Shelter Movement from Woodstock invites the public to its third annual event for the 16 Days of Activism campaign to be held in the CBD on Wednesday 30 November.

It is holding a peaceful demonstration with the theme “The only thing you beat is a drum” from noon to 14:00 starting from the corner of Wale and Adderley streets.

The organisation addresses issues around women and children affected by gender-based violence.

About 12 local shelters under its wing will participate, and more than 500 people are expected to support the demonstration. There will be a djembe drumming session coordinated by the RedZebra Foundation and the public may bring their own drums.

Delene Roberts, one of the organisers, says the drumbeat will be an attempt to make their voices heard.

She says: “With one voice, we are saying enough is enough and the only thing you should beat is a drum. This event will also create awareness of how to get in contact with shelters.”

She says the theme was inspired by members of the movement who strive to be a united voice.

Men are encouraged to show their support by painting one nail at the event under the theme “A polished man”.

V For more information follow Western Cape Womens Shelter Movement on Facebook, call 021 797 4190 or email


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