Women’s Day Commemoration hosted in KwaZulu-Natal

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05 Aug 2014

President Jacob Zuma will deliver a keynote address at the national Women’s Day Commemoration on Saturday, 09 August 2014 at King Zwelithini Stadium, Umlazi Township, KwaZulu-Natal Province. The theme for Women’s Month is “Celebrating 60th Anniversary of the Women’s Charter and 20 years of Freedom: Together Non-racial and Non-sexist South Africa Forward!” The President will be accompanied by Minister of Arts and Culture, Mr Nathi Mthethwa and the Minister of Women, Ms Susan Shabangu.

As part of the many activities planned for the month, Arts and Culture Deputy Minister, Ms Rejoice Mabudafhasi will officially open the 20 Years of Democracy Exhibition on Friday 08 August 2014 at KwaZulu-Natal Museum, Pietermaritzburg. The exhibition is aimed at celebrating our icons, especially women who have excelled in their respective fields such as the arts, leadership, sports, science and conservation.

The opening of exhibition will be preceded by the Deputy Minister’s visit to Forest Hill Primary School, also in Pietermaritzburg. The visit is part of Department of Arts and Culture’s “Flag in Every School” Programme. The programme entails hoisting of the National Flag, the singing of the National Anthem and the recital of the Preamble of the Constitution by the learners. South African hand flags and publications on national symbols and the anthem will also be distributed at the school.

Details for the events are as follows:

1. Visit to Forest Hill Primary School

Date               : 08 August 2014.

Time               : 10:00

Venue            : Forest Primary School, 97 Chota Motala Rd, Pietermaritzburg

2.  20 Years of Democracy Exhibition

     Date               : 08 August 2014.

    Time               : 11:00

    Venue             : KwaZulu-Natal Museum, 237 Jabu Ndlovu St, Pietermaritzburg

RSVP: Madimetjam@dac.gov.za : 012 441 3737 or 072 842 6594  

Enquiries: Peter Mbelengwa 082 611 8197 or Teresa Magidela 072 222 3169

3. National Women’s Day

Date               : 09 August 2014.

Time               : 09:00

Venue            : King Zwelithini Stadium, Umlazi, Durban

Editor’s Note: Members of the media are kindly requested to bring their IDs and media cards with them. Accreditation will be done on 7 – 8 August, from 10:00 – 16:00 on 7 and 8 and from 07:00 on the 9th at Durban City Hall.

RSVP: Patiencemo@dac.gov.za : 012 441 3083/ 071 680 6709 or Ishmael Selemale Ishmael@gcis.gov.za: 061 790 5114/ 012 473 0248,

Enquiries: Mack Lewele 082 450 5076 or Teresa Magidela 072 222 3169