Soviet Celebrates Women

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Soviet Celebrates Women 

Over 26 581 769 women in South Africa.

Mothers, sisters, wives and daughters.

On 9 August 2015, Soviet, along with the rest of the South African nation, pays tribute to the women in our country by remembering the great march of 1956.

59 years ago, more than 20 000 South African women of all races came together to fight the tyranny of the Apartheid government. Led by Lilian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph, Rahima Moosa and Sophia Williams, these women protested the proposed amendments to the Urban Areas Act of 1950.

The Urban Areas Act were a form of internal passport system, designed to segregate the nation. The black population was required to carry pass books with them outside their homeland, or in designated areas, severely limiting the movements of these black African citizens.

In addition to marching the streets of Pretoria, the women left bundles of petitions containing 100 000 signatures at the doors of Prime Minister J.G.Strijdom. This was followed by 30 minutes of silence, reciting the famous Wathint’imbokodo protest song.

Although these “pass laws” would not be excised until 1986, the bravery of these women would play a big part in its removal from state law. In order to honour these women, South Africa’s National Women’s Day was declared in 2009.

Soviet is celebrating the beauty that comes with the bravery of all women by offering a free manicure or pedicure when you spend R249 or more on one of Soviet’s fashion bags. The promotion is valid from 6 - 10 August 2015, and is available in selected Soviet Stores only.

Come celebrate being a woman with Soviet this Women’s Day and treat yourself like only a woman deserves to be treated.