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Nomboniso Gasa
Nomboniso Gasa

As the country celebrated Women’s Day on Wednesday, maybe it’s a historical coincidence and the highest form of poetic justice tinged perhaps with irony that, under post-apartheid South Africa, an arterial road named after one Hans Strydom was changed to Malibongwe.

A name conjured to usher praises to the toiling womenfolk of South Africa.

What is not acknowledged is that the 1956 march by 20 000 women to the Union Buildings was actually a forerunner to protest marches that would occur in later years.

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