EDITORIAL | Blood on SA spreadsheet of shame must be wiped away ...

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EDITORIAL | Blood on SA spreadsheet of shame must be wiped away for good

More than six decades after women stood up to be heard they are still striking their heads against rocks

Editorial

On August 9 1956, Lilian Ngoyi, Rahima Moosa, Helen Joseph, Bertha Gxowa and Sophia Williams-De Bruyn led 20,000 women of all races to fight the injustices and challenges they faced in 1956.

Countrywide, political parties, religious organisations, business bodies, non-governmental organisations and corporates have started to commemorate Women’s Day. From webinars to petitions, goodie bags and handouts, millions are being channelled into campaigns that will be ticked off corporate social-investment calendars and recorded for posterity on social media and in annual reports.

No doubt hundreds of women will benefit from well-intentioned outreaches in the form of pampering, gifts, clothes, toiletries or a meal, and will appreciate the attention...

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