5 SA women who make us proud on International Women’s Day

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Basetsana Khumalo is among the many amazing women we celebrate today.
Basetsana Khumalo is among the many amazing women we celebrate today.
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South Africa is filled with incredible women who do amazing things. And that is one of the reasons we are celebrating International Women's Day today along with the rest of the globe.

This day has been earmarked as a chance to acknowledge the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women around the world. It’s also a call to action to accelerate gender parity.

It all began over a century ago in 1908 when 15 000 women marched through New York City demanding shorter working hours, better pay and the right to vote. It was eventually recognised as an official day by the United Nations in 1975.

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