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©NIC BOTHMA/EPA/MAXPPP - epa07763840 South African women compete during the U18 Womens Rugby match between Boland and Western Province on National Womens Day at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, 09 August 2019. National Women's Day was first celebrated in 1995. The day honors the courage and strength of South African women. In one of the largest demonstrations staged in South African history 20 000 women of all races marched to Pretoria's Union Buildings on 09 August 1956 to present a petition against the carrying of passes by women to the prime minister during the apartheid era. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA