CLOSURE OF THE EMBASSY ON 9 AUGUST 2018
Kindly note that the South African Embassy in Paris will be closed on the National Women’s Day, Thursday 9 August 2018.
Women's Day marks the anniversary of the great women's march of 1956, where women marched to the Union Buildings to protest against the carrying of pass books. On 9 August 1956, about 20 000 women marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against legislation aimed at tightening the apartheid government's control over the movement of black women in urban areas, and to present a petition to the prime minister, JG Strijdom. The march against the pass laws was organised by the Federation of South African Women (FSAW or FEDSAW).