Chris Hani District Municipality to host Provincial Women's Day celebration

BY JESICA SLABBERT - AUGUST 24, 2016

To commemorate the 60th Anniversary of the Women’s March against pass laws in 1956, the Chris Hani District Municipality is set to host The Eastern Cape Provincial Women’s Day event on Friday.

Eastern Cape Premier, Phumulo Masualle is expected to attend the event, which will take place from 10:00 at the Thobi Kula Indoor Sports Centre in Queenstown.

The Premier says this year's commemoration should be used to strengthen the efforts of achieving gender equality in our societies.

“We’ve got to participate in programmes that really see to it that we end all forms of discrimination, harassment particularly of women and children, but as well women need to partner with men in the effort to build the economy of the country,” said Masualle.