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It’s Women’s Month

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Every year, on the 9th of August, South Africa joins the world in celebrating Women’s Day. This day holds immense significance as it not only honors the historic struggles and achievements of women but also serves as a reminder of the ongoing fight for gender equality and the empowerment of women across the nation.

From historical milestones to present-day challenges, Women’s Day in South Africa is a powerful testament to the strength, resilience, and indomitable spirit of its women.


Women’s Day in South Africa is deeply rooted in history, dating back to August 9, 1956, when approximately 20,000 women of all races marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria to protest against the oppressive apartheid pass laws. This historic march, led by remarkable women like Lilian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph, and Sophia Williams-De Bruyn, marked a turning point in the struggle against racial and gender-based discrimination. The march showcased unity among women from diverse backgrounds, emphasizing their collective power to effect change.

Over the decades, South African women have made significant strides in various sectors. The nation has seen women rise to prominent positions in politics, business, academia, and entertainment. The establishment of gender quotas in government and corporate boards has contributed to a more inclusive representation of women. Notable figures like former President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Dr. Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, the Executive Director of UN Women, have demonstrated the exceptional leadership women bring to the global stage.

Women’s Day serves as a platform to address the economic challenges faced by women in South Africa. Despite advancements, gender pay gaps persist, limiting women’s financial independence. Initiatives such as microfinance programs and vocational training opportunities have been vital in equipping women with skills to enter the workforce and become entrepreneurs. Recognizing and supporting women’s economic potential not only strengthens households but also drives national economic growth.

Education and healthcare remain crucial aspects of women’s empowerment. Women’s Day provides an opportunity to raise awareness about issues like maternal mortality, access to quality healthcare, and girls’ education. Organizations and activists use this day to highlight the importance of investing in women’s health and education, as well as addressing challenges such as early marriage and teenage pregnancy that often hinder girls’ progress. 

Women’s Day in South Africa is a testament to the nation’s collective commitment to women’s rights and empowerment. It celebrates the achievements of the past and fuels the determination to shape a more just and equal future. By acknowledging the multifaceted challenges that women still face, South Africa paves the way for meaningful change. 

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Women’s Day stands as a reminder that the struggle for gender equality is ongoing, and through unity and advocacy, the nation can create a brighter, more inclusive tomorrow for all its citizens.

Time for a DELICIOUS, HEALTHY and EASY meal to spoil the lady in your life!

Quick Pita Pizzas



  • 1 x Whole meal pita bread per person
  • 1 x Tin of Tomato Puree
  • Mozzarella (To your Taste)
  • 1 x Tin of Sweetcorn
  • Spring Onion (To your Taste)
  • 1 x Punnet or Can of Sliced Button Mushrooms
  • 1 x Tomato (Sliced)


Toast whole meal pita breads lightly (for ultimate speed, do this in a toaster while you pre-heat the grill). Spread each pita with tomato puree or passata. Top with a little reduced-fat mozzarella, torn from a ball, and some sliced tomato. Optional extra toppings are tinned sweetcorn (no added salt or sugar), sliced spring onion or sliced button mushrooms. Place under the pre heated grill for 3 minutes or until the cheese is melted.

Cape Town

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Lizl Zandberg

Lizl is our friendly Administration Assistant and helps in the Penguins Class. Without this wonderful Best Buddies team-member , daily tasks would become a challenge.

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Cubs Class

Ages: 3 months - 1 year

In the Cub Class your baby will be stimulated according to his /
her age and according to your preferred schedule. There will be
ample time for sleeping, socializing and exploring this new and
wonderful world your baby is still adapting to.

Our environment is secure, kept clean and sanitized throughout
and will provide your little one with the utmost comfort.

Activities offered

• Tummy time play
• Sensory bottles and sensory bags
• Textured hula-hoops
• Ball pit
• Educational Toys
• Story time
• Music ring


Non-Refundable registration fee of R400
Deposit equal to one month of R2000
Monthly fee of R2000

Parents to Supply

  • Nappies.
  • Formula & bottles if applicable.
  • 1x complete set of clean clothes

Bunnies Class

Ages: 2 -3 years

In the Bunnies Class we provide an emotionally supportive
environment to optimize your child’s full potential. We strongly
focus on each child’s physical, socio-emotional, cognitive and
motor development needs while strengthening their
independence and communication skills.

Activities offered

 Class lesson and art activity according to weekly theme
• Free play (Indoor & outdoor)
• Educational Toys
• Story time
• Music ring
• Extramural activities offered: Manners for Minors / Playball / Karate / Dancing


Non-Refundable registration fee of R400
Deposit equal to one month of R3500 / R2500
Monthly Fee of R3500 full day / R2500 half day.

Parents to Supply

A bottle with water/ juice/milk according to your child’s preference
Comfort toy if applicable.
1x complete set of clean clothes