A festival to honour women
The more than 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings in 1956 to present a petition to prevent the forced carrying of passes for black women are being honoured at the State Theatre in Pretoria this month with a calendar of diverse and sensitive programming.
“We have come so far, yet we have a long way to travel. Women today have a voice, but we should never forget the contribution made in 1956 – that journey has lead us to where we are now,” said a spokesperson for the theatre earlier in the week.
The festival, the Vavasati International Women’s Festival, is packed with South African dance, music, drama, poetry and
CELEBRATING WOMEN A drama piece from the Vavasati International Women’s Festival
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