Thousands expected to attend Women’s Day commemoration in Vryburg

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Thousands of people are expected to converge at the Vryburg showgrounds in North West, in commemoration of National Women’s Day.

The event will be commemorated under the theme “Growing South Africa Together for Women’s Emancipation”.

President Cyril Ramaphosa, will give a keynote address.

The event will be hosted at the town where the late struggle icon, Dr Ruth Mompati and the current National Assembly speaker, Thandi Modise hailed from.

On this day in 1956, over 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against the pass laws.

Over 10 000 people from North West and across the country are expected to attend this year’s Women’s Day event.

Struggle icon Sophie De Bruyn, who was part of the organisers during the women’s march, is also expected to address the crowd.

President Ramaphosa is scheduled to give his keynote address around 12 o’clock midday.

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