Women's Day in South Africa is a public holiday commemorating the 1956 march of approximately 20,000 women to the Union Buildings in Pretoria. The petition contained more than 100,000 signatures against the laws that forced black South Africans to carry an internal passport, known as a pass. The aim was to control urbanisation, maintain population segregation, and manage migrant labour during the apartheid era. Women's day celebrates the strength and resilience of South African women and their contribution to society.
Eh!woza filmmakers Samuel Flans and Alfa Fipaza gathered thoughts on equality, discrimination, gender-based violence, and progress in current-day South Africa.