Hundreds march for women in Pta

Pretoria - Hundreds of people marched in the Pretoria city centre on Saturday to commemorate Women's Day.

There was huge police presence in the city as marchers left Lilian Ngoyi square and headed to the Union Buildings.

Numerous police vehicles flashing blue lights escorted the crowd. Many police officers manned major intersections.

On this day in 1956 around 20 000 women participated in a national march to protest against pass law legislation, which required non-white South Africans to carry a document on them to prove that they were allowed to enter "white areas".

Women of all races and ages from all corners of the country marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria.

The march was organised by the Federation of South African Women (Fedsaw) and led by Helen Joseph, Rahima Moosa, Sophie Williams and Lilian Ngoyi.

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Jonathan Woods 2014-08-09 12:48:57 PM
A huge police presence to contain a women's march, but when the barbaric males march in a wave of destruction the cops are nowhere to be found. Say a lot doesn't it ! Have a great day LADIES !
Clinton van Rensburg 2014-08-09 12:59:52 PM
The revelution is over I would like to see the day a march to launch a new revelutation against a corrupt, and incompetant government and a shameful president whose behaviour borders to criminality.
Stephanes Heunis 2014-08-09 01:04:13 PM
open season for criminal activities
Abdulazeez Davids 2014-08-09 01:11:42 PM
200 000 marching for Gaza...
Collins Chauke 2014-08-09 01:42:53 PM
120, thus hundreds...
Collins Chauke 2014-08-09 01:42:56 PM
120, thus hundreds...
Collins Chauke 2014-08-09 01:42:56 PM
120, thus hundreds...
Collins Chauke 2014-08-09 01:42:56 PM
120, thus hundreds...
Stephanes Heunis 2014-08-09 01:50:54 PM
must check that the aunties behaved. we don't want a cosatu shoplifting strike or a Julius malema free lunch at th provincial legislation or a cable theft March
Hauke Liefferink 2014-08-09 02:07:56 PM
EFF marchers are demanding that men share child birthing equally from now on.