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Celebrating Women’s Day

Celebrating Women’s Day

This week we also celebrate Women’s Day on Friday 9 August with a day off school and a well-earned long weekend break.

On 9 August 1956, more than 20,000 South African women of all races staged a march on the Union Buildings in protest against the proposed amendments to the Urban Areas Act of 1950, commonly referred to as the “pass laws”. On Women’s Day we celebrate the amazing social, cultural, economic and political achievements of women – while also campaigning for greater progress towards gender equality.

There are so many women who are the unsung heroines of our #RedBlackWhite family, and this week it is appropriate that we at College acknowledge the many significant roles that women play and have played in the lives of College boys and ultimately College men, be that as teachers, administrators, mentors, wives, mothers, grandmothers, aunts, girlfriends etc.

I encourage each of our boys to express their gratitute for the women in their loves…do a random act of kindness for the women in your lives on Friday; make a cup of tea, breakfast, pick a rose, smile , listen and talk to them for more than a minute and in words and sentences of more than one syllable…and say thank you!