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At Nelson Mandela University we salute all women, at all times, recognising their innate ability of strength, perseverance and determination to lead for the fight against inequality today.

A special tribute is made to all frontline workers globally in the pursuit of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Historically, South Africa commemorates Women’s Month in August as a tribute to the more than 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women.  

The identified theme for 2021 is “Generation Equality: Realising Women’s Rights for an Equal Future. The digital offering provides some context and introduces a group of pioneering women, along with their sourced images, in celebration of their tenacity, resilience and fighting spirit for all.

Contact information
Mrs Debbie Derry
Deputy Director: Communication
Tel: 041 504 3057