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Celebrating Women’s Month

13 September 2015 No Comment

National Women’s Day is a South African public holiday celebrated annually on 9 August.
The day commemorates the 1956 march of approximately 20 000 women to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to petition against the country’s pass laws that required South Africans defined as “black” under the Population Registration Act to carry an internal passport, known as a pass, that served to maintain population segregation, control urbanisation, and manage migrant labour during the apartheid era.
The first National Women’s Day was celebrated on 9 August 1994 and in 2006, a reenactment of the march was staged for its 50th anniversary, with many of the 1956 march veterans participating.
The march was coordinated by the Federation of South African Women (Fedsaw) led by Lillian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph, Rahima Moosa and Sophia Williams De Bruyn.
Throughout the country women are celebrating Women’s Day with various events.
Dynamic women in the Centurion area include Patricia Kambarami, chief operating officer of The Unlimited Titans, who received one of the most coveted national awards as she was crowned 2015 gsport Woman of the Year at a glittering awards ceremony at the Wanderers Club in Illovo.
The award recognizes a formidable woman who is breaking barriers and making strides in the business of sport as administrator who have dedicated her life to the development and success of South African sport.
Patricia Kambarami paved the way for other female administrators when she was appointed as the first female COO in South African Cricket at SuperSport Park, Centurion.
She is the first and only woman to hold such a senior position with one of the country’s six professional cricket franchises.

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