Words, Visions, Dreams, Voices of an African Woman Expressed by Thulisa Qangule
Every year around the month of August we watch as the South African government gathers mass groups of women, usually at a stadium or public square, in order to sing and dance. They celebrate the liberation of women. The visuals of this festivity are now familiar.
Indeed there is much to be celebrated and reflected upon in the strides women have made in shunning poverty and its regressive elements. It is a time for us all South Africans to reflect on how far we have come and the miracle that is now our democratic country.
But this is not without its worries. When we dance “20 years of women in democracy”, we can get caught-up in the our own dance step. The whole noise of festivity can begin to muffle our voices to the extent that we are no longer sure if we agree or not, or if we perhaps…
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