4th Annual South Africa Women’s Day – Red Carpet and Gala (Sat Aug 19)

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South African Women’s Alliance in association with Brand South Africa presents the 4th Annual South Africa Women’s Day in Atlanta, Georgia (USA) on Saturday, August 19, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Atlanta Perimeter at Villa Christina , 4000 Summit Boulevard, NE. 

South Africa’s National Women’s Day is a South African public holiday celebrated on August 9th
annually which commemorates the national march of women in 1956 to petition against legislation that
required African persons to carry a “pass”. The pass laws required South Africans to carry and present
on demand an internal passport that served to maintain population segregation during apartheid (a system of institutionalized racial segregation and discrimination in South Africa between 1948 – 1991). On August 9, 1956, 20,000 women staged a march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against
proposed amendments to the act — Wathint’ Abafazi Wathint’imbokodo! — “You strike a woman, you
strike a rock” this mantra has come to represent women’s courage and strength in South Africa . With its
first celebration having occurred on August 9, 1994, the commemoration focuses on social issues relevant to the struggles of present day South African Women.

Founder of the Trumpet Awards Foundation , Civil Rights leader Ms. Xernona Clayton, famed
broadcasting executive and the first African American from the southern United States to host a daily
prime time talk show, will be the Keynote Speaker. In addition to producing the Trumpet Awards
annually, her past achievements include leadership with the National Urban League (Chicago), and the
Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) under the direction of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

International award winning entrepreneur, author and talk show host Ms. Felicia Mabuza-Suttle will be a guest speaker. She was the first recipient of the Legendary African Women Award in 2015 .
2017 celebrates honoree Ms. Asnath Mahapa , the first female pilot and captain in South Africa in
1998 — after President Nelson Mandela was released from jail. She subsequently became the first African woman to open a flight school in Africa as the founder of African College of Aviation and was featured in a CNN special.

You are invited to attend the 4th Annual Celebration of South African Women’s Day in Atlanta . The
annual red carpet Gala will be attended by government officials, business leaders, corporate executives,
celebrities and those who support women, our nation’s pillars, who continue to make a difference around
the globe.

This stellar event will be hosted by dynamic radio personality Sasha the Diva (KISS 104.1) and will
feature the iconic South African born recording artist Khanyo Maphumulo whose music credits include
performing with Whoopi Goldberg in Sarafina, for Disney’s soundtrack of The Lion King and debuting as an actress and dancer on stages around the world. The event will also include the presentation of a
fashion show, cultural performances, and South African arts.

Founded in 2013 by Maloase Mogodi (Founder/CEO) in Atlanta, Georgia (USA), South African
Women’s Alliance is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization that empowers women to become leaders while
honoring trailblazers who inspired and paved the way for women across the globe.

Brand South Africa’s mission is to craft a positive image of South Africa, to promote Arts and Culture
while attracting foreign investments and trade in the U.S.

The event begins at 6:00 p.m. with a VIP Red Carpet Reception (6 – 7 p.m.), followed by the Awards
Ceremony (7 – 10 p.m.), and culminating with an After Party until midnight.

Tickets for the Gala can be purchased online at https://sawomensdayatlanta2017.eventbrite.com

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