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By unknown | Aug 10, 2007 | COMMENTS [ 0 ]

Khangale Makhado

Khangale Makhado

Women's Day should remind us of the important role that women have played during the struggle for freedom and democracy in South Africa.

Addressing a Women's Day rally at Mahwelereng Stadium near Mokopane yesterday, limpopo Premier Sello Moloto said the day should further give South Africans an opportunity to pay tribute to all the women, be they mothers, girls, daughters, sisters, wives and grandmothers.

The event was attended by thousands, most of whom were bussed in from all parts of the province and was characterised by by traditional dance and music by several groups.

"The influx control [laws] which forced men to go south to seek employment was infamous for forcing Africans into migrant labour and deprived them of the basic right to live well with their women, and to raise their children in a stable family unit," said Moloto.

He said women in the past were considered as inferior citizens whose existence was limited to the confines of the home and caring for children.


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