“Women have an unique power of being able to look at the world’s problems and discover solutions that transforms lives and makes the world a better place.” — Dr Ayanna Howard

South African Women’s Day commemorates the national march of women on August 9 in 1956 to petition against legislation that required African persons to carry the ‘pass’. 20,000 women staged a march to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against proposed amendments to the act, on this day.

Here are some events in South Africa to celebrate this proud and memorable day.

Totalsports Women’s Race (Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban

In celebration of National Women’s Day in August, thousands of women will be on the run through the streets of Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town. Push your limits against top athletes or set your own pace and show them what it means w

hen road meets runner.
Choose between 5kms or 10kms and join South African women raising awareness around breast cancer on 16 July Durban, 9 August Johannesburg and Cape Town.
In association with PinkDrive, the Totalsports Women’s Race is committed to raising awareness and education around breast cancer as well as improving the services available to women across South Africa.

For more information, visit their website or Facebook page. 

Cape Town Comedy Club

The Cape Town Comedy Club is having a show on Women’s Day. All women get a free glass of wine when they arrive. The headliner is Melt Sieberhagen with the Host, Dugald Pieterse, the supporting act by Kenwyn Davids and Kate Pinchuck is doing an open mic act. The show starts at 8:30 and is 2 hours long. Book your tickets with computicket online.

  • Where: The Pumphouse, V & A Waterfront – V & A Waterfront
  • When: 9 August, doors open at 18:00 and the show starts at 20:00
  • How much: tickets are R120 each

High Tea with the Taj Hotel

The Taj hotel and Hendricks Gin is hosting a Women’s day a High Tea with a twist, sip on Gin & Tonics and indulge in the Taj’s signature high Tea spread of incredible savoury and sweets delights.Wear the quirkiest, most fabulous pair of shoes on the day and stand a chance to win a mystery prize!

  • Where: The Taj (corner of Adderley and Wale street)
  • When: 9 August, 14:00 – 16:00
  • How much: R295 per person
  • Call +27 (0)21 819 2000 to book

Shimmy’s Empower Me Women’s Day Celebration

Embrace Your Inner Queen this Women’s day with Empower Me and Shimmy Beach Club! Join in for a celebration of the multi-faceted modern female with an afternoon of inspiring talks by experts in their field on a variety of topics, aimed at touching on each aspect that makes up an empowered woman in the 21st Century.

Guests will enjoy delicious canapés and a 2-course lunch, specially created by Executive Chef Adrian Cook, decor by Hot Shot Events Management, live musical entertainment by DJ Rene Tanguy, welcome drinks courtesy of Graham Beck Bubbly and Disaronno, gift bags, pamper stations, pop-up shops, fantastic prize giveaways and more!

The speakers of the day have been hand-picked to engage, inform, educate and entertain, with topics ranging from health and fitness, the power of positivity, to personal style, finance and productivity. Our guest speakers include Skin Renewal aesthetic specialist, Dr Shahra Sattar, health and fitness guru and owner of Warrior Warehouse, Emma Jooste, personal styling team, Beautifullyou, NLP practitioner Nephrite Jade, confidence coach, Abigail K Confidence Crusader, and financial advisor and the brains behind Empower Me, Janine Brink.

Because an empowered woman always looks to empower others, a portion of the ticket proceeds will go towards an outreach program, in partnership with PrincessD Menstrual Cup, that will provide menstrual cups to girls in rural areas who are missing on average 20% of their school year due to being unable to afford basic sanitary necessities.

Hosted by KFM’s charismatic Mamohau Seseane and set in Cape Town’s most picturesque setting by the sea, Shimmy Beach Club, this promises to be an unforgettable afternoon, designed for women by women. Space is limited, book your tickets now!

Tickets are R450 per person and include canapés, a 2-course lunch, complimentary welcome drinks, inspirational talks and gift bags.

  • Cost: R450
  • When: 09 August,11am – 4pm
  • Where: Shimmy Beach Club,12 South Arm Road
  • More Info:Facebook Event

A Woman’s Purpose

A Woman’s Purpose is a showcase designed to celebrate women who help shape society, thrive in business and lead powerfully in their professional spaces. The event is geared at engaging, enlightening and entertaining women in a space created to advocate linkages and meaningful networking.

The showcase is set to take place on August 9th boasting a line up of incredible female trailblazers in the media, tech, fashion and lifestyle industries alike.

Women can look forward to a 2course dining experience coupled with African inspired gifting as well as beauty stalls to round up feminine delight.

  • Cost: R575
  • When: 09 August,1pm – 8pm
  • Where: Nasdak, 40 Heerengracht, Foreshore
  • More Info:Facebook Event

The 41 Women’s Day Brunch

The 41 will be celebrating this Women’s Day with a brunch on 12 August. Close off this Women’s Day weekend with the ultimate leisurely Sunday afternoon.

For R 195, guests can enjoy a three-course tapas meal while enjoying Ibiza Beach Bar Beats by DJ Anthea Scholtz. To make sure that ladies feel extra special, The 41 has teamed up with Veuve Clicquot, offering all a glass of bubbly on arrival. The 41’s happy hour starts from 15:00 until 17:00, so extend the celebrations watch the sunset while sipping on The 41’s bespoke sundowners.

The 41 is a premium restaurant based on the Camps Bay strip, offers unsurpassed vistas across the white sandy beach and glistening ocean. With an extensive, multifaceted menu, the restaurant offers a diverse culinary experience. The chic, minimalist setting with dark hues creates an atmosphere of understated opulence

Bookings for the Women’s Day Brunch at The 41 are essential and can be made via [email protected] or by calling 021 437 0558.

A Goddess Luncheon at Café Caprice

Cafe Caprice invites you to celebrate your inner Goddess this Women’s Day at ‘A Goddess Luncheon’ in partnership with Cointreau.

Bring forth your favourite frock in support of this years charity; Vintage with Love, as we turn the night around for someone less fortunate, turning matric girls into Goddesses for their special day. All dresses will be donated to this very special cause & other garments will assist in raising funds for affiliate charity partners at the Annual Vintage with Love market.

Your ticket to A Goddess Luncheon at Cafe Caprice in celebration of this years’ Women’s Day includes:

* Cointreau & Happy Culture welcome drinks on arrival
* 3-Course Luncheon ( gluten, dairy, meat-free options & balanced options included)
* Joined by our guest speakers; Tracey-Lee Lusty(@fitnessgirl_za), Liz (Sister Circles), Manon Colmant (Happy Culture), Amy May Roux (Omni Yoni), Robyn (Holistica), Victoire Soffietti (Terra Botanica)
* Guest DJ, Mica Domenica Chieppa
* Goddess Pamper Stations
* More exciting surprises to come

  • Cost: R280 per person
  • When: 9 August, 11:30am – 4:30pm
  • Venue: Cafe Caprice
  • More Info:Facebook Event

Celebrating Women’s Day at Liliesleaf

Liliesleaf is a Historical site which will be hosting there first Bubbly Event which will be on Women`s Day 9th August 2018.

The package includes the below:

*Unlimited tasting of bubbles
*Tasting Glass
*Entrance to the Historical site
*Unlimited Sushi

  • Cost: R500 per person
  • When: 9 August, 10am – 3pm
  • Where: 7 George Ave, Rivonia
  • More Info:Facebook Event

Platinum Women’s Day Celebration

Platinum is celebrating Women’s Day in style.

Entertainment by
Lady Djs
Ludwe Ludz Runeyi Ludwe Ludz Runeyi Reloaded

Performance by Ciar Diko

First 200 ladies coming before 2pm will get a free Strongbow Cocktail
Coolerbox with ciders and beers are allowed for free before 2pm


  • When: 9 August, 11am – 2am
  • Where: Jacaranda Str, C/o Dawn & Malibongwe Dr, Randburg
  • More Info:Facebook Event

Slay with Doek (Women’s Day Celebration)

After the great success of Winter Explosion, Stokfela sama Takkie vol 2 and the 2nd Civil War Party. The EmperorZ are embarking on a new journey of honouring and empowering the women as they have been our core supporters.

On the 12th of August 2018, we are hosting a Charity Campaign at the traditional African Car Wash called – SLAY with DOEK (Women’s Day Celebration) to lend our hand in assisting women with sanitary pads.

We are supporting the ladies and we will be donating sanitary pads at all High Schools and we will ensure that all ladies are taken care of. We will appreciate it if you donate with Sanitary Pads on the 12th of August at African Car Wash. The line-up includes some of the exciting acts to come out of Orange Farm.

The donation will begin on the 1st of August 2018 please contact all the Emperorz members for a donation of sanitary pads

  • When: 12 August, 10am – 8pm
  • Where: African Car Wash, 13459 ext8b, Johannesburg
  • Donations:
    • 0735408540
    • 0738080376
  • More Info:Facebook Event

Women’s Day @ The Farm Inn

Celebrate Women’s Day at The Farm Inn!

Women’s Day Breakfast, served with sparkling wine. R145 per person.

Women’s Day Buffet Lunch (book for more than 15 guests and pay only R160 per person) R175 per person.

Women’s Day High Tea R160 per person

  • Cost:
    • Breakfast: R145 per person (Served with sparkling wine)
    • Buffet Lunch:
      • R175 per person
      • R160 per person (More than 15 guests booking)
      • High Tea: R160 per person
  • When: 9 August, 9am – 5pm
  • Where: The Farm Inn, Silverlakes Rd, 0041 Pretoria
  • Bookings: 012 809 0266
  • More Info:Facebook Event

Women Pamper Day Picnic

Woman’s Pamper Day. A day just to relax, have fun and be pampered.

Package includes
Full body massage
Manicure and pedicure
Photo booth
Picnic set up
Welcome drink

Cocktailcash bar

Goodie bag
And a fun awesome day with phenomenal woman

*Transport available on request

Bring along your gown, Slippers and bikini

  • Cost:
    • R700 per person
  • When: 9 August, 10am – 10pm
  • Where: Mogotsi Lifestyle Centre, 74 Boundary Rd, Pretoria
  • Bookings: [email protected]
  • More Info:Facebook Event

RomCom Festival

The event is a showcase of SA artists that produce art filled with love and humor in all mediums and ending the night with a movie from one of the producers.

Free entrance R20 if you have alcohol.

  • Cost: FREE
  • When: 9 August, 11am – 9pm
  • Where: Tshwane Arts Hub, 146 Minnaar St, Pretoria
  • More Info:Facebook Event

Pretoria Technical High School Women’s Day March

The female learners of Pretoria Technical High school will walk in remembrance of the 1956 Women’s day march from the school grounds to the Mega- Phone -me sculpture at the Pretoria Art Museum. The sculpture is a symbol of empowerment and giving the public a voice.

  • When: 9 August, 9:50am – 10:50am
  • Venue: Pretoria Art Museum
  • More Info:Facebook Event

Remember women should be treated like a queen everyday of the year but treat them extra special on Women’s Day.

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