Commemorate 57 years of women fighting for equality this August – Women’s Month – with a PhotoWalk to the Union Buildings in Pretoria.
When: Saturday, 31 August
Where: Cafe 41, Eastwood Village, Pretorius St, Pretoria
Space is limited to 25 people; booking essential
The Union Buildings are the seat of South Africa’s national government, housing the presidential offices. They were designed by Sir Herbert Baker, with construction beginning in 1910 to commemorate the country obtaining its Union status. The buildings were completed in 1913.
This historic landmark has witnessed many critical events over the past 100 years, culminating in the country’s rebirth into a democracy.
August 9, 1956 saw some 20 000 women march to the Union Buildings in protest of pass books and as a sign of solidarity against the discriminatory policies of the government of the day.
To conclude what is now referred to as National Women’s Month (August) and to mark the 100-year anniversary of the Union Buildings, we will be taking a walk through the Union Buildings’ gardens where on 10 May, 1994, SA’s first democratically elected president Nelson Mandela was inaugurated. Come take pictures with us.
This event is made possible through support from Sony South Africa.