A fes­ti­val to hon­our women

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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

PHOTO: STATE THEATRE

CEL­E­BRAT­ING WOMEN A drama piece from the Vavasati In­ter­na­tional Women’s Fes­ti­val

TOO COOL From left: Lad­uma, Trevor and Asanda on a stylish Sun­day

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