National Women’s Day 2017 South Africa - 9th August: Ideas, Activities, Events & Celebrations
National Women’s Day 2017 South Africa - 9th August: Ideas, Activities, Events & Celebrations
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National Women’s Day 2017 South Africa - 9th August: Ideas, Activities, Events & Celebrations
From live gigs and high teas, to gin tasting and Totalsports 10km runs - our guide covers all you need to know about Women's Day in South Africa 2017!
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National Women’s Day 2017 South Africa - 9th August: Ideas, Activities, Events & Celebrations

From live gigs and high teas, to gin tasting and Totalsports 10km runs - our guide covers all you need to know about Women's Day in South Africa 2017!
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National Women’s Day 2017 South Africa - 9th August: Ideas, Activities, Events & Celebrations
From live gigs and high teas, to gin tasting and Totalsports 10km runs - our guide covers all you need to know about Women's Day in South Africa 2017!

Every year, on the 9th of August is National Women's Day. Women from all over South Africa stand together to celebrate the brave who marched to the Union Buildings over 60 years ago.

This year, South Africa has stepped up its game in commemoration of this momentous day. Holding true to the International Women's Day theme "Be Bold For Change", South Africa has loads of exciting events, specials and things to do; this Women’s Day will be one to remember.

Don’t forget to check out what’s happening in Pretoria, Durban, Joburg and Cape Town today
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Women’s Day Ideas

This year’s mid-week Women’s Day is the perfect time to treat yourself or that special lady in your life to a handful of events, specials and fun things to do.

It's Your day!

So, if you’re looking for ideas on what to do or how to celebrate the lovely ladies in your life, here’s all you need to know! We’ve got:

  • Races
  • Brunches
  • High Teas
  • Yoga Classes
  • Wine Tastings
  • And so much more!

Cape Town

Cape Town is gearing up for a Women’s Day full of adventure. Whether you’re looking to treat yourself or a special women in your life to delicious food, a run around the city or amazing coffee - Cape Town has it all!

Totalsports Women’s Race

Run for more than a personal best. Run for the thousands of women who are, have and will be affected by breast cancer.

Take to the street this Women's Day
@ig_of_southafrica

Enter the Totalsports Women’s Race to help raise awareness of prevention and treatment. Run For Life.

In celebration of National Women’s Day in August, thousands of women will be on the run through the streets of Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town. Push your limits against top athletes or set your own pace and show them what it means when road meets runner.​

Choose between 5kms or 10kms and join South African women raising awareness around breast cancer on 16 July in Durban or 9 August in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

  • Cost:
    • 10km - R120 (licensed) R150 (unlicensed)
  • When: 09 August
    • 10km - 08:00am; 5km - 08:10am
  • Where: Grand Parade, Cape Town (start & finish)
  • More Info: Totalsports Women’s Race Cape Town

Women’s Day Brunch at Ginger & Lime Food Studio

On the 9th of August, join an interactive cooking class at Ginger & Lime from mid-morning as well as a delicious brunch with lots of wine.

Add some flavour to Women's Day
@augustrobyn

Guest speakers have been invited for inspirational talks about all walks of life. Book your seats now to spoil your wife, mother, daughter or a colleague.

  • Cost: R650 pp
  • When: 09 August at 10am
  • Where: 2b Ave Disandt, Fresnay
  • More Info: Women's Day Brunch

Lazy Lady Lunch at Hillcrest Restaurant

Join Hillcrest restaurant for a well deserved ladies lunch on Women's Day, take your bestie, daughters and even grandma.

Taste the winelands in style
@hillcrestestatesa

There will also be Havoc Brew craft beer and burgers available for the men. Booking is essential as they have limited space available.

P.S. The menu looks scrumptious!

  • Cost: R120 pp
  • When: 09 August at 11am
  • Where: M13 Tygerberg Hills
  • More Info: Lazy Lady Lunch

Women’s Day Charity High Tea

You are cordially invited to an exclusive Women’s Day high tea at the One & Only in honour of the Chris Bertish SUP Crossing Beneficiaries: Operation Smile SA, The Lunchbox Fund and Signature of Hope Trust.

Soak in the spectacular view
@beautiful__place_world

Be greeted with a glass of bubbly, enjoy a luxurious afternoon tea and dress in your prettiest high tea style! The MC will be none other than inspirational radio personality Irma G and guest speakers include the Nicky Abdinor; Dylan Kolhstӓdt and Shirley Anderson.

There will be a guest appearance by Mr South Africa Armand du Plessis and live entertainment by 1925 Band.

Celebrate your Mom at The Rusty Oak

Have you been craving a morning of bubbly, brunch and yummy treats in a luxurious setting?

Cheers in style

Well, then this one is for you. With a menu to die for and some goodie bags up for grabs, you'd be silly to miss this one! The menu includes croissants, smoked salmon, danish pastries and so much more.

Women’s Day Yoga Class

Join Bianca Volans for this special Donations Yoga Class from 9am to 10:15am.

Release your inner zen
@thesourcecapetown

This gentle Vinyasa practice is themed HOLDING SPACE and is accessible to all levels. All proceeds go to MPower which supplies menstrual cups to young women in need. Bring your friends, bring your family, and bring YOU to this beautiful session celebrating Women's Day!

  • Cost: TBC
  • When: 09 August: 9:00-10:15 am
  • Where: The Source. 11 Townsend Ave, Constantia
  • More Info: Women’s Day Yoga Class

Women’s Day Nia Jam

An inspiring community movement experience!

Get your jam on

They are excited to have a great team of teachers from many of the Nia studios in Cape Town and Hong Kong bringing their unique presence to the Jam. Mix that with inspiring music and lots of funky, sassy, free, powerful, expansive, releasing, tender and FUN movement and it can only be one sensational experience!Hands down, bare feet on the ground, it's a level of FUN best experienced!

  • Cost: R120 single class fee
  • When: 09 August: 9:30-11am
  • Where: Nia Studio. 10 Anson Street, Obs.
  • More Info: Women’s Day Nia Jam

Women’s Day Lunch with Marciel Hopkins

Join De Grendel Restaurant for a Women's Day Celebration.

Soak in the good life
@keepcalm_and_enjoythesun

Marciel Hopkins, former Miss SA finalist, will be talking about her journey to self love and body acceptance. A 3 course lunch will be prepared by Chef Ian Bergh and his team. Lunch will be paired with a selection of our wines.

Johannesburg

Joburg is no stranger to having a good time. With good food, live music events and great wine on the cards, Women’s Day promises to be a treat! Take a look at what Joburg has in store for you.

Meet The Brewers - National Women’s Day

This National Women's Day 2017, celebrate remarkable women, women in beer and women who love beer!

Beer O'Clock
@beerhouse.co.za

Join for an evening of beer and food, accompanied by poetry, music and inspiration, in collaboration with the #SheLovesBeer movement! There will be 5 beer tastings, brewed by 5 passionate and phenomenal women, some who are in the industry and some who simply love beer.

Beers by: Apiwe from Brewhogs, Imke from Brauhaus, Michelle from Drahthaar Brewery, Elbie from The Beersluts and Palesa from Kulcha Konkushin. Delectable cuisine paired by Bulelwa Mbonambi, Beerhouse's very own "Rare Spice".

  • Cost:
    • Beer Tasting: Free
    • Food Pairing: R99
  • When: 09 August at 7:30pm
  • Where: 1 Sunset Ave, Cnr Witkoppen & Pineslopes Boulevard, Fourways
  • More Info: Meet The Brewers

Totalsports Women’s Race Joburg

Run for more than a personal best. Run for the thousands of women who are, have and will be affected by breast cancer.

Make Women's Day count
@inhilshead

In celebration of National Women’s Day in August, thousands of women will be on the run through the streets of Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Push your limits against top athletes or set your own pace and show them what it means when road meets runner.​ Choose between 5kms or 10kms and join South African women raising awareness around breast cancer.

  • Cost:
    • 10km - R120 (licensed) R140 (unlicensed)
    • 5km - R80
  • When: 09 August
    • 10km - 08:00am; 5km - 08:10am
  • Where: Mary Fitzgerald Square, Newtown (start and finish)
  • More Info: Totalsports Women’s Race Joburg

2nd Annual Doek on Fleek Women’s Day Celebration 2017

Last year, this event hosted over 200 women - embracing the iQhiya, iDuku, Doek - and the fashion was on fleek as much as the stalls were.

Doeks on Fleek

This intimate session, empowered by women for women, seeks to celebrate women for who they are. This year they go a little deeper as our country is faced with issues relating to women.

They’ve invited a panel of women to come and drive a dialogue around this subject - Women related issues discussed by women. It’s time for women to stand together and come up with solutions for issues relating to them. Join in, voice your views and be part of a pledge that will be submitted to the Minister.

Women’s Day at Black Eagle Boutique Hotel & Conference Venue

Black Eagle Boutique Hotel & Conference Venue are proudly offering all the ladies a fantastic treat for Women’s Day.

Dig in to some gorgeous treats

There will be snacks, tea/coffee and wine per table. A short presentation will be done about what makes women so unique and all the wonderful feminine attributes worth celebrating. After tea there will be a screening of a movie about suffragettes and the true events that started the Women’s Day movement.

All the ladies will get a purple ribbon to wear – the first and original symbol of a suffragette. So ladies dress up, put your hat on and join in on a fun-filled, educational celebration!

Women’s Day Picnic

Immerse yourself in the most beautiful outdoor market in Johannesburg, located on the original Fourways Farmstead.

The choice is yours
@fourwaysfarmersmarket

A wooden signpost greets you and the only decision you’ll be forced to make is “Coffee to the right?” or “Eats to the left?”

Saunter past the bees buzzing in the rose and lavender garden and you’ll enter our vibrant market aisles filled with the sound of some live music! The line-up includes: Simone Govender, Lara Gear, Ashlinn Gray and Richard Barnard Music.

  • Cost: R20 per person
  • When: 09 August: 10 am - 5 pm
  • Where: Longmeadow Farm, Cnr Of William Nicol Dr & Monte Casino Blvd
  • More Info: Women's Day Picnic

Women’s Day Breakfast and Lunch

Relax while the ladies from Woodlands Spa treat you to a complimentary express shoulder, hand or foot massage to make your day extra special.

Unwind at Avianto
@aviantohotel

Each lady will receive a discount voucher from Woodlands Spa to treat yourself to much needed “me time” as well as a bottle of wine per table of 6 guests booked.

Celebrating Wonderful Women

Join in for a morning of celebrating being fabulous!

Celebrate being fab!

Health, beauty, fitness and pampering workshops. Join in for a morning dedicated to feeling and looking fabulous!

Pretoria

With Women’s Day fast approaching, you might be wondering how to spend the day appreciating the women in your life. To help you get a kickstart on your planning, we’ve put together a list of the top events, and activities in Pretoria.

Hats and Red Lips Ladies Event

This event is all about celebrating the beauty of woman and supporting woman in need. An exclusive event for all ladies, it promises to be filled with lots of fun, excitement and a magnificent view.

Hats and Red lips

There will also be cake tasting, wine tasting, champagne, live entertainment, ladies beauty, an arts & crafts market and much more. The event organisers would also like you to bring along an old handbag with toiletries to donate to the Red Lips Project, supporting woman in need, anti-human trafficking and the pink drive.

Women’s Day Celebration at Pretoria Country Club

Celebrate women this Women's Day by joining Pretoria Country Club and Bowls Club for a Golden Girls inspired game.

Take it easy at Pretoria Country Club
@tyrone_winfield_photography

High tea will be served and to jazz things up a bit, there’s a dress theme and prizes to be won!

  • Cost: R20 per person
  • Dress Code: Flat shoes with smooth soles, hat and golden bling
  • When: 09 August: 08:30 am
  • Where: 241 Sidney St, Waterkloof
  • More Info: Women's Day Celebration

Women’s Fitness Day

To celebrate Women’s Day, BodyMind Studios in conjunction with Curves Olympus, Belly Academy and The Lyra Project are hosting a Women’s Fitness Day at Glen Village North Shopping Centre.

Women's Day Workout

Women of all ages are invited to join in for a fun-filled morning of fitness demonstrations and trial classes for Pole Dancing, Belly Dancing and circuit training. Participation in the pole and aerial hoop trial classes are only available for women of 16 and older.

  • Cost: Free
  • When: 09 August: 09:00 - 12:00
  • Where: 729 Skukuza St, Faerie Glen
  • More Info: Women's Fitness Day

Women’s Day with Cesar

From the heart of Peru, South America, comes the beautiful voice of Cesar Arturo Hurtado. A passionate singer, and the Latino music mastermind who has shared the stage with some of the best Latin bands in South America.

Enjoy live music with Cesar

He has performed in South Africa with Hot Revolution (Latinova), En Fuego, Latin Passion and Mojito Swing. His 27 years of experience and his rich heritage from Latin America leave his fans spellbound. His performances are, without doubt, the most captivating and unique experience in the country.

Join in for sexy Spanish music, pizza and wine specials and cocktails at R35!

Bottomless Gin at Carbon Bistro

Carbon Bistro invites you to celebrate Women's Day by enjoying their now famous bottomless gin for the day.

Sit back & drink up
@carbonbistro

The event will run from 12pm - 5pm and will feature selected local and international gin and some live music from The Voice contestant Dylan Pretorius.

Drink as much as you want as your R300 includes your selected mixers. P.S. Bookings are essential - contact info@carbonbistro.co.za

Freedom Challenge Fun Run

Looking for a way to be active while still changing lives this Women’s Day? Well, then this event is just for you!

Run free for change

Freedom Challenge Africa is calling you to join the Freedom Challenge fun run / walk this Wednesday! All proceeds will go support the Freedom Challenge Africa projects.

  • Cost:
    • Adults R100
    • Kids: R50
  • When: 9 August
    • Registration: 06:30-08:00
    • Start: 08:00
  • Where: The Big Red Barn. Nelson Rd, Sunlawns.
  • More Info: Freedom Challenge Fun Run

Women’s Day at Montana Family Market

Join in for an exciting Women’s Day line-up on the 09th August, live performance from ARNO JORDAAN at 2pm and a photo session thereafter, FREE hot chocolate to the first 100 women visiting the market from 10am at the main stage.

Fun for the whole family
@montanafamilymarket

From 11am till 1pm there will be loads of kids entertainment including a magic show, balloon sculpting and a special art activity at our MYOOI Food zone play area.

Durban

If you’re stumped for ideas on what to do this Women’s Day, we’ve got you covered. Fortunately for you, Durban is ready to celebrate Women’s Day in true style.

Buco Umhlanga Food & Music Festival Ft. Matthew Mole

Join Buco Umhlanga Food and Music Festival this coming Women's Day for a day filled with good food, great beer and even better music.

Celebrate Women's Day in style
@umhlangafoodandmusicfestival

What to expect:

  • Live Music
  • SA's favourite craft beers
  • G&T Garden
  • Tantalizing artisan food stalls
  • Fun day out for the whole family

Take your friends and family and enjoy a fun day out in celebration of all the wonderful women in your life!

Midweek Music Nights with Zethe

This week Wednesday is Women's Day and what better way to celebrate it than with local females singers. Zethe (Zethembiso Mdletshe) is a Afro/soul/Jazz vocalist based in Durban.

Get soulful at Spiga
@SpigaDurbanNorth

She has a degree in Music, majoring in Jazz from University of KwaZulu-Natal. She has performed in various venues around the province. Including The Centre for Jazz, The Jazzy Rainbow, The Durban Playhouse, Bat Centre, The Chairman, Bertoua, Alliance Française. She has also worked with Uzalo drama series, SAFTA awards, Durban International Film Festival just to name a few.

We can't wait to hear what she has in store for you this Wednesday!

Women’s Day High Tea

Are you keen for a bubbles and brie cheese-themed high tea buffet at the Oyster Box?

Celebrate with a Scrumptious High Tea
@theoysterbox

You should be! Along with their most famous sweet treats, paired with a couple of glasses of sparkling wine, this Women’s Day at The Oyster Box will be a lovely afternoon treat for the ladies.

  • Cost: R450 per person
  • When: 09 August: 14:30 - 17:00
  • Where: 2 Lighthouse Rd, Umhlanga Rocks
  • More Info: Women's Day High Tea

BWA Business Expo

This event is creating a unique opportunity for local businesswomen to showcase their goods and services.

Celebrate, inspire, innovate

Pop in to visit the BWA Business Expo as a visitor and you can meet many of the local businesswomen of KwaZulu-Natal and learn from them about how to succeed in business in Durban.

Exhibitors include local entrepreneurs, social enterprises, corporate companies and retailers.

The Business Expo is relevant to any women in business no matter where they are in their business journey.

  • Cost: Free
  • When: 09 August: 09:00 - 17:00
  • Where: La Lucia Mall
  • More Info: BWA Business Expo

This year, Women’s Day promises to be one to remember. With loads of fun activities, classy events and live music - South Africa is pulling out all the stops to make this Women’s Day a memorable one at that! Take your pick!

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