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Women’s Day South Africa at Kumba Skate Plaza

Women’s Day, celebrated annually on 9 August,  is an annual public holiday in South Africa commemorating the national march of women on this day in 1956 to petition against the pass laws that required South Africans defined as “black” by The Population Registration Act to carry a ‘”pass,” an internal passport that severely restricted their movement.

On 9 August, 2014, we hosted nearly 40 of Kimberley’s young ladies from the Safety Centre in Galeshewe Township of Kimberley at the Kumba Skate Plaza for a fun-filled day of skateboarding in celebration of women’s independence. The great people at Northern Cape Tourism worked with the Dept. of Social Development in order to transport the girls to the skatepark and NCTA was kind enough to help feed the crowd for the day. Thanks, guys!

Below are some photos from the event. While you’re browsing through the photos, reflect on how awesome skateboarding is, the smiles it’s capable of inducing, and the lives it has the potential to change.

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All photos by Chinner

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