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Thursday, 01 August 2013 12:42

Ma Ngoyi the Mother of Black Resistance

It's Women's Day in South Africa on the 9th of August 2013 and LandnSand has decided to declare it women's month, celebrating all women. What better way to start, than with one of the heroes this day is named for.

Lilian Masideba Ngoyi was one of the leaders of that monumentally important women's march back in 1956; she was also the first woman to ever be elected to the ANC's executive committee, when the acronym still stood for freedom and decency. She only joined in 1952 (she was born in 1911) and by that stage, she was a seamstress and a widow and had two kids and a mother to support. Her first arrest was before that, she was arrested for using a whites only post office. She was writing a telegram to DF Malan.

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