Looking for Women’s Day Specials in Hillcrest, Kloof, Waterfall and other areas of the Upper Highway? Take a look at all the special offers at the end of this article.
HAPPY WOMEN’S DAY
“I am a strong woman. I don’t sit around feeling sorry for myself, nor let people mistreat me. I don’t respond to people who dictate to me or try to bring me down. If I fall I will rise up even stronger because I am a survivor and not a victim. I am in control of my life and there is nothing I can’t achieve.”
People often celebrate things without really knowing why they do.
Do you know the history of women’s month?
Women’s day is a very special occasion that hopes to remind us of the powerful courage and strength women have when they unit together for a common cause.
We want you to celebrate KNOWING the history of this special day and in celebration of this occasion, we have put together some interesting history, inspiring quotes and awesome specials for all you special ladies to enjoy!
History of National Women’s Day
The holiday commemorates the national march of women on this day in 1956 to petition against legislation that required African persons to carry the ‘pass’. The ‘pass’ was an identification document which restricted a black South African’s freedom of movement under apartheid. The pass allowed them to enter ‘white’ areas.
The ‘pass’ had come into force under the Urban Areas Act (commonly known as the pass laws) of 1950. On 9 August 1956, some 20 000 South African women from all walks of life broke the apartheid barriers and marched to the Union Buildings to protest the pass laws. They left petitions containing more than 100,000 signatures at prime minister J.G. Strijdom’s office door. They stood silently outside his door for 30 minutes.
“WATHINT’ ABAFAZI, WATHINT’ IMBOKODO!”
“WHEN YOU STRIKE A WOMAN YOU STRIKE A ROCK”
The march was led by these five remarkable women:
“We need women who are so strong they can be gentle, so educated they can be humble, so fierce they can be compassionate, so passionate they can be rational, and so disciplined they can be free.”
Spoiling all Women this Month!
Take a look at some of the special offers available in the Upper Highway Area in celebration of this very special day.
Watercrest Mall is celebrating Women’s Day with a “POP-UP” event on Friday 9th August 2019. There will be freebies, discounts as well as prizes to be won from the wonderful Watercrest stores.
➡️ The first 100 ladies to the stand will receive a FREE Watercrest Mall branded shopping bag
➡️ Discounts and Giveaways (with Old Khaki, Poetry, Tread + Miller and Cape Union Mart)
➡️ Free Manicures with Woolworths
➡️ Vouchers from Perfect 10 to be won
➡️ Fun Photobooth
➡️ Sweet Treat Raffle
➡️ Specialist denim advice
➡️ Specialist footwear advice
➡️ Free shoe shines and cleans
➡️ Kids art and crafts area
➡️ Colour-coding advice from Poetry
Find this ladies event from 11 am to 4 pm on the upper-level trading, on the carpeted area.
Join the newly re-opened 1000 Hills Hotel for a delicious ladies brunch!
22 Old Main Road, Drummond
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