Women’s Month is being commemorated in South Africa in August as a tribute to the thousands of women who marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women.

The historic march was a turning point in the role of women in the struggle for freedom and society at large. Since that eventful day, women from all walks of life became equal partners in the fight for a non-racial and non-sexist South Africa.

We would like to wish UKZN women a Happy Women’s Month and thank them for the phenomenal contributions they have made at the University.