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Annually, on 09 August, National Women’s Day pays tribute to the more than 20 000 women who marched against the extension of Pass Laws to women in 1956. This year’s National Women’s day is celebrated under the theme of “Women’s Socio-Economic Rights and Empowerment: Building back better for Women’s Improved Resilience”.
At Solumed, we want to acknowledge and pay tribute to the resilience of the women who represent our company’s continued success with the same call the female pioneers made during their march in 1956: “wathint’ abafazi, wathint’ imbokodo“, meaning “now you have touched the women, you have struck a rock”.
Even though women continue to show unmatched resilience in their professional and personal lives, we acknowledge that women need to be continuously uplifted through corporate strategies and initiatives.
At the same time, we would like to highlight and celebrate the women in our company, who have overcome many professional and personal hurdles to proudly hold the positions they hold today. This is what true resilience means to us as we celebrate and pay tribute on National Women’s Day and throughout Women’s Month.
And, in no particular order, these incredible women are:
Now that we have highlighted the wonderful women at Solumed in honour of National Women’s Day, we must take a moment to remember pioneers such as Cissy Jaynab and Amina Gool who were some of the leaders in the 1930s of the National Liberation League and the Non- European United Front. Ray Alexander Simons, Elizabeth Mafikeng and Elizabeth Abrahams will always be associated with the struggles and resilience of women. You can find out more about what we do by contacting us on +27 11 719 2111, or emailing us at email@example.com