In 2015, International Women’s Day, celebrated globally on 8 March, will highlight the Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action, a historic roadmap signed by 189 governments 20 years ago that sets the agenda for realizing women’s rights. While there have been many achievements since then, many serious gaps remain. - See more at: http://www.unwomen.org/en/news/in-focus/international-womens-day#sthash.iqiMvTKm.dpuf
International Women’s Day is a time to reflect on progress made, to call for change and to celebrate acts of courage and determination by ordinary women who have played an extraordinary role in the history of their countries and communities.
South Africans mark one year since the death of Nelson Mandela on Friday with commemorations including blasting vuvuzelas and reminders of his enormous legacy as an anti-apartheid icon and global beacon of hope.
Official commemorations are to include an interfaith prayer service early on Friday, followed by a wreath-laying ceremony by veterans of the anti-apartheid struggle, as well as a cricket match.
With only five days remaining before registration closes, MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation Ms Molebatsi Bopape is reminding the public that registration is still open for Nelson Mandela Remembrance Walk.
“The Nelson Mandela Remembrance Walk, which henceforth will be an annual event, is attracting people beyond Gauteng. With just over 10 000 participants targeted for the walk, we call upon the people of Gauteng to register quickly as few spots still remain,” she says.
Nelson Mandela's widow Graca Machel has challenged African leaders to explain why it has taken so long to respond to the Ebola outbreak which has claimed more than 5,000 lives.
Machel spoke at an event in Parktown in northern Johannesburg earlier today where the economic impact of the Ebola epidemic on business in Africa was unpacked.