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Pule Malefane March2018

August : Women's Month

South Africa commemorates Women’s Month in August and celebrates Women's Day every year on the 9th of August.

Women’s Month takes place against a backdrop of an increase in the levels of violence and brutality against women and children in our society.

This year marks the 62nd Anniversary of the Women’s March to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956. On that day up to 20000 women of all races and class protested against the extension of Pass Laws, which had restricted the movement of black people in the country. The march was a turning point in the role of women in the struggle for freedom and our society at large.

The national celebrations will also include the National Dialogues on Violence against Women to help combat the continued scourge of violent attacks and abuse against women. The dialogues are a platform for deepening democracy whilst ensuring safer and crime-free communities especially for women and children. Read More...


Deputy President David Mabuza
Deputy President
of the Republic of South Africa
President Cyril Ramaphosa
of the Republic of South Africa
Minister Lindiwe Sisulu
of the Republic of South Africa
Turkish nationals are exempted for Visa for a period of 30 days for touristic, official and business visit. They must hold a return ticket and letter of invitation if applicable.

Preparations for Nelson Mandela Day

Embassy personnel preparing the donations to be distributed on the Nelson Mandela Day.       

Nelson Mandela Day 2018

18th of July is the day Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela would have turned 100 and South African Embassy is celebrating

Anadolu Agency Interview 25 July 2018

By Merve Aydogan   25 July 2018 Turkey can boost regional bloc BRICS's profile: Envoy South African envoy

Daily Sabah Interview 20 July 2018

By ÖZGENUR SEVINÇ July 20, 2018 BRICS countries view Turkey as strategic partner, leader in region, South African

Key Highlights

  • South Africa commemorates Women's Month in August as a tribute to the more than 20 000 women who marched to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956 in protest against the extension of Pass Laws to women. The Government of South Africa declared August women's month and 9 August is celebrated annually as Women's Day. #Womensmonth

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Quote of the Month


“As a tribute to the legions of women who navigated the path of fighting for justice before us, we ought to imprint in the supreme law of the land, firm principles upholding the rights of women.
The women themselves and the whole of society, must make this a prime responsibility.”
– Nelson Mandela


Joke of the Month

Mr. and Mrs. Brown had two sons. One was named Mind Your Own Business & the other was named Trouble. One day the two boys decided to play hide and seek. Trouble hid while Mind Your Own Business counted to one hundred. Mind Your Own Business began looking for his brother behind garbage cans and bushes. 

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