August is celebrated as Women’s Month, paying tribute to the more than 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against Pass Laws.
It was from this historic event that saw South African women gaining respect and being recognised for their courage and determination. From that day onwards, women have embraced their ever-changing role in society and have broken free from the social stigma associated with them by always raising the bar.
The SABC celebrates its female staff members and all women around the world for their strong and brave character under the hashtag #SheIsPower. Women’s month is a reminder of the significant role that women played in refusing to allow an injustice system to define or limit them.
This Women’s Month we also commemorate the life of anti-apartheid stalwart, Mama Albertina Sisulu #RememberingMaSisulu as 2018 marks her centenary.
MaSisulu’s selfless nature and leadership qualities earned her the recognition and respect that set her apart as a thought leader during the struggle era. Her courage and bravery inspired other women to recognise their power, as they followed suit in her footsteps to fight for a free and democratic society that we are privileged to enjoy today.
Look out on the Intercom Update for inspirational stories that aim to celebrate our female First Citizens, for their meaningful contributions in uplifting and empowering other women.
The Spirit of MaSisulu lives in all of us… #SheIsPower and all things positivity.
Source: By Lebohang Sekete, SABC Corporate Communications