8 August 2023

The UDF@40 Northern Cape Chapter has invited a broad spectrum of Women to celebrate the 9 August 2023 Women’s Day with us. We will be honouring our Women through dialogue with a view of finding sustainable solutions to the ongoing challenges, threats, dangers, misery, discrimination and grossly unfair treatment women encounter every single day.

We cannot sustain the insurmountable nightmares our women are subjected to everyday.

We need to celebrate and honour our women to express our appreciation and pay our respects. We are privileged to have as our special guest who is renowned anti-apartheid activist, UDF Veteran, activist for social justice, former National Executive Committee Member (1991-997); Deputy Secretary General (1994-1997) and Acting Secretary General (1995-1997) of the African National Congress Ms Cheryl Carolus.

Cheryl Carolus is currently the executive chair of Peotona Group Holdings, a women-owned company with assets in resources and infrastructure feeder industries.

In 1998-2000, Carolus served as South Africa’s High Commissioner in London. She served as the CEO of South African Tourism between 2001 and 2004.

In 2004, she was appointed chairperson of South Africa’s conservation body, SANParks, and in 2009 was appointed chairperson of the board of South African Airways.

She is a member of the executive committee of the International Crisis Group, and in 2013, she was appointed as a trustee of the British Museum.

She also holds non-executive positions on several boards, including De Beers Consolidated Mines Limited, Fenner Conveyor Belting, Macsteel Service Centres SA, IQ Business, Investec Ltd and Investec plc. She chairs a number of charity foundation boards.

Our Women’s Day Program includes:


    • 09:00 Visit to Lerato Place of Safety
    • 10:00 Visit to Resthaven Old Age Home
    • 11:00 Talk on Radio Revival
    • 12:40 Laying of wreath at the site where a woman was murdered in du Toitspan Road in 1899
    • 13:00 Women’s Day Dialogue

The dialogue session will be held at the McGregor Museum, Edgerton Road Entrance, Kimberley.

All Media is invited to attend. Enquires can be forwarded to: Ms Kgakgamatso Motebe 081 540 4461 Mr Gregory Nyongane 071 146 9847


Issued by: William Steenkamp UDF40 Co-ordinator 0833435220 / 083 390 2762