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You strike a woman, you strike a rock! Women’s Day and the events that led to it becoming a national holiday - Code for South Africa Data Journalism Academy
Sixty years ago today, on August 9, 1956, 20,000 South African women of all colours, races and creeds, staged an unprecedented march on the seat of government to protest the extension of the hated passes laws to include females, reports Ashlin Simpson Even though Prime Minister J.G. Strijdom, one of the architects of apartheid, refused …