August 09, 2011

Happy Women's Day - YES

women's day: sigh. another day where there is reason for a toi-toi on the streets. but today, YES, it is worth it. national women's day is an annual public holiday on August, 9. (and it is my friend JONO's bday). today, commemorates the national march of women on this day in 1956 to petition against legislation that required African persons to carry the "pass", special identification documents which curtailed an Africa's freedom of movement during the apartheid era.
On August 9, 1956, 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.
(MaBaard gets a special place", Diamond Fields Advertiser 11 August 2009 p 3)






BUT . . instead of creating a banner and hit the streets of cape town, i decided upon a more subtle and 'stylish' form of celebration . .

first: a brunch with girl friends

refreshment.
sustenance
delight.


second: Woolies, Country Road & Trenary Sale

country road <3.
Thirdly: A stroll around the V&A waterfront, Cape Town.


and then, to beautiful sea point  . . .
seapoint, cape town. LOVE.
 and nothing quite like coffee and donuts on a beautiful Cape Town SUNNY winters day with wonderful friends


and finally, home . . . to meet my ESSIE nail polish and rooibos tea :)

women's day. YES, a day to be celebrated and to be enjoyed.



Images taken from Pintrest

1 comment:

  1. What a lovely day- we should have more Woman's Days! x

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