28 July 2016

INVITATION: Women Hold Up Half The Sky – educators' workshop

To mark the start of Women’s Month and to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Women’s March, the South African History Archive (SAHA) would like to invite social sciences and history educators to participate in a workshop on using SAHA’s exhibition kit “Women hold up half the sky” in the classroom.

Women Hold Up Half The Sky

This exhibition kit is accompanied by a related virtual exhibition, as well as an “Exhibitions in the Classroom” booklet for educators, both of which can be used to explore with learners:


  • The struggles faced by women living during apartheid
  • The role of women in the struggle for freedom
  • The challenges faced by women and girls in South Africa today

Date: Saturday, 6 August
Time: 9am - 1pm
Venue: Women's Jail at Constitution Hill, Braamfontein


You can also RSVP by phone by calling 011 718 2560 or by fax to 086 500 1600.

Because this is a funded project, there is no cost for attending the workshop but spaces are limited so kindly RSVP. This workshop is particularly relevant to educators teaching Grade 9 social sciences as the 1956 Women’s March is covered in term 3 under the topic “Turning points in modern South African history since 1948”.