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3 reasons why Women's Day and other national public holidays are ineffcetive

Ahead of National Women's Day on Sunday 9 August 2015, Stellenbosch University Professor Piet Naude says the national public holiday, and many others like it, fail.

According to Naude, Director of the university's Business School, existing public holidays do not do enough to change mindsets.

Women's Day achieves exactly the opposite of what it has set out to do. It positions the general privilege on men and makes a single day exception for us to celebrate women. Thereafter, we continue with our prejudice ways. We need cultural and educational shifts - not days of work.

Prof Piet Naude, Director of Stellenbosch University's Business School

3 reasons why Women's Day fails:

1. It separates and isolates women's rights from human rights, as if they are unrelated and secondary.

2. It is not used as a time to educate others or reflect on the history that it commemorates.

3. It hurts the economy and the day off isn't used in a constructive or challenging manner.

Naude will host a seminar discussion on the subject. See the details below:

Venue: Lecture Hall 210
University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) main building
Bellville Park Campus, Tyger Valley Business District
Northern Cape Town

Date: Tuesday 11 August 2015

Time: 7:00 for 7:30am

Bookings/ RSVP Contact: 021 918 4388

Listen to the full conversation from CapeTalk's Breakfast with Kieno Kammies:


This article first appeared on 702 : 3 reasons why Women's Day and other national public holidays are ineffcetive


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