In commemoration of South African Women’s Day, Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba’s wife Norma Gigaba has been generous to share her personal words of wisdom. Her message goes out to anyone irrespective of gender who has ever abused a woman.
Thus, she took to Instagram to write; “You must level up without pushing another woman down. We are all fighting for our dreams, to reach our goals and to succeed.”
She also added that girl hate doesn’t lead to success. She urged women to start focusing on respecting each other, instead of fighting each other.
“If you think you will win by intentionally tearing, knocking, or pushing down another woman…Choose another option. You don’t have to like or understand her life but respect her hard work or hustle.”
Following her comments on the social media, Norma Gigaba received a resounding applause from her over 163,000 Instagram followers.
There are a number of historic dates South Africans will always put to mind. However, August 9, 1956, Women’s march has made an indelible mark on the lives of South African.
This was a day in the history of South Africa when women from all races marched together in the struggle for freedom and women’s rights.
The historic event took place in the state’s administrative capital, Pretoria. On that day, more than 20,000 women of different races marched to the Union Buildings to deliver petitions to the then-Prime Minister, JG Strijdom.
The women were agitating against the proposed amendments to the Urban Areas Act (the pass laws) of 1950.
Anti-apartheid activist and the first woman elected to the executive committee of the African National Congress, Lilian Ngoyi, led the march. She also helped in launching the Federation of South African Women formed in 1954.