OVERVIEW OF THE PARK
To all the women out there, wishing you a fabulous Women’s Day!
This is a tribute to you for the selfless work that you do; and the many sacrifices that you may encounter; being mothers, career women, friends, wives. So many hats to wear yet you do it with so much grace and dignity. You are a WOMAN and within you lies the power to achieve many great things!
Historically as we echo the clarion call of “61 years of women united against poverty, inequality and unemployment", the iconic events of 9 August 1956, when women from all races and walks of life organised a march to the Union Building in protest against oppressive Apartheid laws, that was the turning point in our country’s history. On that day women took a pivotal step on a road that has paved the way for women to be treated as equal partners in all sectors, including Parliament and Government.
Our Gallery of Leaders is testimony to the role that women played in making that indelible mark and continue to make in our country. By highlighting the tremendous achievements of South African women, Freedom Park’s mandate is always to empower and enhance women’s roles in our society. Our focus should continually be on creating large-scale awareness of the endless possibilities for women in South Africa.
The handover of the film "Swiss Snapshots of South African History” to the CEO was significant as it focusses on the role played by the international community in the liberation struggle.
South Africa has lost a formidable freedom fighter and activist. A former political prisoner and member of the Gauteng provincial legislature Ronnie Mamoepa, was until the time of his untimely demise the spokesperson for the Deputy President. He was without a doubt highly regarded as an accomplished public servant and veteran communicator, loved for his professionalism.