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.
Women's Day 2015
Women’s month 2015 will celebrate women achievers and their participation in the economy. Women’s Day (9 August) will be hosted in Sasolburg, Free State. The theme for 2015 is Women United in Moving South Africa Forward.