On this week Friday (the 9th of August) South Africa will celebrate National Women’s Day 2013. Since 1994 South Africans have been observing this public holiday. It commemorates the women’s protest march on the 9th of August 1956 and celebrates the creation of an enabling environment for women and their improved participation in income-generating activities in the South African economy. This year’s National Women’s Day celebrations will be held at the Thulamahashe Stadium in Bushbuckridge (in Mpumalanga) and President Jacob Zuma will give a keynote address at this event.
Women are an essential part of South African society. So, make sure that you show your daughters, wives, mothers, sisters and grandmothers how much they mean to you this Friday. Treat them at one of their favorite restaurants or get them tickets to one of these awesome events on the 9th of August. Ladies and Gentleman, I give you 3 ways to celebrate National Women’s Day.
If you’re in Johannesburg or other parts of Gauteng, check out Decorex at the Gallagher Convention Center in Midrand. It’s running from the 7th to the 11th of August 2013. It’s Africa’s finest decor, design and lifestyle exhibition and this year the organizers are celebrating 20 years of stylish living. Decorex showcases the latest in decor and design trends, offers useful tips and aims to inspire lifestyle inspiration.
It’s the perfect event for the women in your life to get inspiration for spicing up and improve your home. Tickets are available at the entrance and cost R85 for adults, R75 for students and pensioners and R10 for children under 12 years old. For more information, visit the Decorex website.
If you’re in Cape Town or surrounds check out one of these three events in the Western Cape or celebrate National Women’s Day at Lanzerac Hotel & Spa in Stellenbosch. This venue will be hosting an exclusive gourmet evening and guests will be treated to an unforgettable culinary experience.
Tantalize your taste buds with a delicious three-course dinner and enjoy a cooking demonstration at the Governors Hall Restaurant whilst enjoying wines from the Lanzerac Wine Estate and spend the night in luxury on Friday. Start the Saturday with a delicious breakfast before enjoying a cook-off between chefs in the tasting room and enjoying a light lunch before heading back home. Visit the Lanzerac website for more information.
If you’re in Durban or surrounds, check out the Good Food and Wine Show. This event was already held in Johannesburg and Cape Town with huge success and promises to be just as much fun in Durban. It’s running at the Durban Exhibition Center from the 8th to the 11th of August. It’s the ideal event to expose the women in your life to what’s hot and fabulous in food and cooking fashions.
This event features appearances by James Martin (a regular face on South African TV), Vivek Singh (who is from London’s Cinnamon Club and has revolutionized the face of Indian cooking), Anjali Pathak (an exciting talent in the Indian food and spice arena) and Mellissa Morgan (who is well-known globally as Ms Cupcake). Entrance to the event costs only R75. For more information visit the Good Food and Wine Show website.
Well, there you have it, 3 ways to celebrate National Women’s Day 2013. Head on out and show the women in your life how much you care about them.
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