Known as the Mother of Black Freedom in South Africa, Charlotte Maxeke was indeed a revolutionary woman!
Her accomplishments include being one of the first black South African women to obtain a degree after graduating in 1901. She also went on to assist in organising the anti-pass movement of 1913 and founded the Bantu Women’s league in 1917.
As we celebrate women’s month this August, let’s reﬂect on the freedoms we enjoy today as a result of the efforts of Charlotte Maxeke and the other strong women in our country’s history.
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