Research on wikipedia show that National Women’s Day is a South African public holiday celebrated annually on 9 August. The day commemorates the 1956 march of approximately 20 000 women to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to petition against the country’s pass laws that required South Africans defined as “black” under The Population Registration Act to carry an internal passport, known as a pass, that served to maintain population segregation, control urbanisation, and manage migrant labour during the apartheid era. The first National Women’s Day was celebrated on 9 August 1994.  In 2006, a reenactment of the march was staged for its 50th anniversary, with many of the 1956 march veterans.
Women are destined for success and each and every women can start the journey of success today. Marissa Mayer (CEO of Yahoo) shared these powerful words “I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.”
The following women must be an example to our South African women, young and old, to partner with success and be inspired to inspire others.
Oprah Gail Winfrey (born January 29, 1954) is an American media proprietor, talk show host, actress, producer, and philanthropist.  She is best known for her talk show The Oprah Winfrey Show, which was the highest-rated program of its kind in history and was nationally syndicated from 1986 to 2011. Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (born Nomzamo Winifred Zanyiwe Madikizela on 26 September 1936) is a South African activist and politician who has held several government positions and headed the African National Congress Women’s League. She is a member of the ANC’s National Executive Committee. Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26, 1947) is an American politician and the nominee of the Democratic Party for President of the United States in the 2016 election. She served as the 67th United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013, the junior United States Senator representing New York from 2001 to 2009, First Lady of the United States during the presidency of Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001, and First Lady of Arkansas during his governorship from 1979 to 1981 and from 1983 to 1992.
In this week’s edition the voters in the Boksburg area were all flamed up with expectation and anticipation for there votes to make a difference in leading our country forward. Rising star award goes to Thabo Ngoepe, Banqueting Assistant Floor Manager at Emperors Palace, was recently awarded a coveted Standard Bank Rising Star Award in the Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality category. Having competed with 4 other finalists, the overall purpose of the awards is to identify and publicly recognise individuals who are determined to fuel change and help others develop their skills across various disciplines. In further news was the ‘Annual Slipper Day Celebration’ on the 5th August. Wimpy Slipper Day allowed all South Africans to wear their slippers to work, school or anywhere they wish, in aid of helping children fighting life-threatening illnesses. All that was required to support this great cause was to purchase a R10 Slipper Day sticker from Wimpy.
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