National Women’s Day – Celebrating Women’s Resilience

Annually, on 09 August, National Women’s Day pays tribute to the more than 20 000 women who marched against the extension of Pass Laws to women in 1956. This year’s National Women’s day is celebrated under the theme of “Women’s Socio-Economic Rights and Empowerment: Building back better for Women’s Improved Resilience”.

At Legal Interact, we want to acknowledge and pay tribute to the resilience of the women who represent our company’s continued success with the same call the female pioneers made during their march in 1956: “wathint’ abafazi, wathint’ imbokodo“, meaning “now you have touched the women, you have struck a rock”.

Even though women continue to show unmatched resilience in their professional and personal lives, we acknowledge that women need to be continuously uplifted through corporate strategies and initiatives. 

And, in no particular order, these incredible women are:

Now that we have highlighted the wonderful women at Legal Interact in honour of National Women’s Day, we must take a moment to remember pioneers such as Cissy Jaynab and Amina Gool who were some of the leaders in the 1930s of the National Liberation League and the Non- European United Front. Ray Alexander Simons, Elizabeth Mafikeng and Elizabeth Abrahams will always be associated with the struggles and resilience of women.

From all of us at Legal Interact – Happy National Women’s Day!

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