01 August Protest Action

On the 1st of August, kicking off the start of Women’s Month in South Africa, intersectional women from all corners of the country and beyond are asked to participate in protest action against Gender-Based Violence. On this day womxn are asked to:

  • Stay away from work and march, and for those who must absolutely work request relief to stop work at 13h00 until 13h30 to observe a moment in solidarity as we observe and mourn the lives that have been lost due to gender-based violence and femicide.
  • In addition, refrain from all economic activities – do not buy anything on that day unless absolutely necessary.

REGIONAL TIMETABLE UPDATES

Where will the marches take place exactly?

A memorandum will be delivered to the three pillars of government, Legislature, Judiciary and the Administration; in addition, there will be other marches throughout the country targeting regional and strategic centers of power.

In Gauteng, womxn and GNC people will march in Pretoria from the old Putco depo via the State Theatre to The Union Buildings in Pretoria.

In the Western Cape, womxn and GNC people will march in Cape Town, from CPUT to Parliament. Also, in George from Corner Marke & Cradock to The Botanical Gardens.

In the Free State, womxn and GNC people will march to the Supreme Court of Appeal, the assembly point will be the University of the Free State’s main gate, Nelson Mandela drive.

In the Eastern Cape, womxn and GNC people will march in Port Elizabeth from Nangoza Jebe Hall to City Hall; in East London, from East London Museum to City Hall; in Bhisho, from Independence Avenue to EC Provincial Legislature.

In the North West, womxn and GNC people will march in Mafikeng from Monthsiwa Stadium to The Civic Centre.

In Northern Cape, womxn and GNC people will march in Kimberley from McGregor Park to JW Sauer Building.

In Limpopo, womxn and GNC people will march in Polokwane from the SABC to The Premier’s Office.

In KwaZulu Natal, womxn and GNC people will march in Newcastle from iPhelandaba Sports Ground to Emadadeni Police Station.

In Mpumalanga, womxn and GNC people will march will march in Nelspruit from Grove Mall to Government Boulevard.

In Free State, womxn and GNC people will march in Bloemfontein from UOFS to Supreme Court of Appeals.

SADC NEIGHBOURS

In Lesotho, womxn and GNC people will march in (to be confirmed).

Botswana is having their own march under a different name and banner.

Swaziland will be joining the march in Gauteng.

In Namibia a Memorandum will be delivered to Katutura Hospital (Child Protection Unit), then march will proceed to Katutura Police Station via Independence Avenue and lastly to Katutura High Court.