Media Advisory

18 November 2016

For Immediate Release

The Charlotte Mannya Maxeke Institute and Freedom Park Celebrate the Life of a Phenomenal Woman


The Charlotte Maxeqe Institute and Freedom Park will on 19 November 2016 celebrate the legacy of Charlotte Mannya Maxeke.

Maxeke was the first black woman to graduate and a BSC degree, the first woman to evangelize around in South Africa, the first woman to participate in the Kings Courts under King Sabata Dalinyebo, the first woman to write on social and political situation of women, the first woman to challenge the carrying of passes documents by women, she is the founding member of the Bantu Women’s League in 1918. She established Wilberforce Institute for pastoral training and was also instrumental in introducing the African American Church in South Africa.

Expected to attend are the African Chairperson of the African Union Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, as well as Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Mme Maite Nkoana- Mashabane. A book on the legacy of Charlotte Maanye Maxeke will also be lounged at this occasion.


Members of Media are invited as follows:

Date: 19 November 2016

Venue: Freedom Park, Pretoria

Time: 1800


Naomi Madima

Freedom Park

012 336 4006/ 060 961 3851




Thulasizwe Makhanya

Charlotte Maxeke Institute

082 484 6713

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