Issue No. 15Friday 7 August 1998
The Official Newspaper of the
Lambeth Conference

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Malibongwe Igama la Makhosikazi Malibongwe!
'Praise and honour to womanhood!'

Maggie Nkwe of the Diocese of Klerksdorp reminds the Conference community that Sunday, August 9, is National Women's Day in South Africa. It is a day to remember the witness of Lillian Ngoyi and Helen Joseph who in 1956 led thousands of women to march on Pretoria in opposition to Pass Laws, singing, ``Wathint'a bafazi wathinti mbokodo uza kufa!'' (``You strike the woman, you strike the rock.'') ``The day presents us with an opportunity to give thanks to God for the contribution of women in the struggle for freedom and wholeness,'' Mrs Nkwe notes. ``Let us pray that God will strengthen the rainbow women of South Africa who are agents of healing, reconciliation and transformation in our fledgling democracy.''

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