Genealogy Projects tagged with Public Holidays on the Geni Family Tree

« Back to Projects Dashboard

  • Women's Day in South Africa 9 August 1956

    On 9 August 1956, more than 20,000 women staged a march on the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against the proposed amendments to the Urban Areas Act (commonly known as the pass laws) of 1950. They left bundles of petitions containing more than 100 000 signatures at prime minister J.G. Strijdom's office doors. Outside they stood silently for 30 minutes, many with their children on th...