KEY HIGHLIGHTS

 

  • South Africa commemorates Human Rights Month in March and celebrates the 21st of March as Human Rights Day to honour those who fought for South Africa’s liberation and to celebrate the many rights guaranteed under the Constitution.

  • South Africa celebrates International Women's Day on 8 March. Women on all continents often divided by national boundaries and by ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic and political differences, come together to celebrate their day, looking back to a tradition that represents at least nine decades of struggle for equality, justice, peace and development. South Africa also celebrates National Women's Day on 9 August to commemorate the great Women's March of 1956, where women marched to the Union Buildings to protest against the carrying of pass books.

  • South Africa also commemorates the Anti-Racism Week from 14 – 21 March which is aimed at creating public awareness about racism, and how it affects individuals and broader society. It concludes on Human Rights Day and the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

  • South Africa commemorates Tuberculosis (TB) Awareness Month in March as Tuberculosis causes thousands of deaths every year in South Africa and the rest of the world.

Contact Us


SOUTH AFRICAN EMBASSY

Filistin Sokak No: 27 GOP 06700 Ankara Turkey

Telephone: +90 (312)  405 68 61

Visa Section: + 90 ( 312) 405 68 71

Fax: +90 (312) 446 64 34

E-Mail: general.ankara@dirco.gov.za

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