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6th Celebration of South African's Women's Day and 25 years of South African Democracy

Sunday, August 25, 2019, 1:00 AM

GALA: 6th ANNUAL SOUTH AFRICAN WOMEN’S DAY AND 25 YEARS OF SOUTH AFRICAN DEMOCRACY Theme: South African Excellence and Legacy in Entertainment Goals: To Inspire and unify civil society, business, government and the media to build the reputation of South African talent in Entertainment Industry, and contribute to its global competitiveness.  Description For the past five years, South African Women Alliance (SAWA) and Brand South Africa has hosted the Celebration of South African Women’s Day in Atlanta. The main purpose of this event is to exhibit and honor the strength and resiliency of South African women who have paved the way for others to follow. Despite enduring past injustices of Apartheid, South African women continue to thrive, and their exceptional talent in various industry is counted among the best in the world. These women have emerged and led the way for other women to follow in their respective fields. SAWA continue to use the platform in Atlanta to put a spotlight on these talents for the world to see. This year’s gala will celebrate South African Excellence and Legacy in Entertainment by honoring our legends who have played a vital role in promoting South Africa on the world stage. This category represents our highest honor and award and is only bestowed upon rigidly selected individuals whose exemplary work has significantly expanded the global impact of South African culture, social and economic status quo 2019 SAWA GALA HONOREES *Honoree One: Abigail Kubeka 2019 African Legendary Award Recipient for her iconic roles in music, film and theatre. *Honoree Two: Leleti Khumalo-2019 African Legendary Award Recipient for her leading role in Sarafina! RECEPTION * 3 Course Dinner  @ Atlanta Marriot Perimeter Center *Live Band Entertainment by a Veteran Singer, Abigail Kubeka and Award Winning Duo Mahalia Buchanan and Xolani Mdlalose *Learn about South African Entertainment Industry, Tourism, Trade, Arts and Culture Speakers line-up Band South Africa -USA Manager: Mudunwazi Baloyi Talk Show Host and Business Woman: Felicia Mabuza-Suttle Musician and Actress: Abigail Kubeka Red Carpet/VIP Reception: 6-7pm Awards Ceremony and Reception: 7-10 After Party: 10-12 10-12  Background:  On August 9, 1956 in Pretoria, South Africa, Sophia Williams De Bruyn, Lilian Ngoyi, Rahima Moosa and Helen Joseph led women from all ages, races, religions and backgrounds to the Union Buildings. Over 20, 000 courageous and determined heroines marched peacefully against the unjust laws of the apartheid regime for Equality and freedom of movement for all South African Women. The women concluded their demonstration by singing the now infamous song. Wathint' Abafazi, Wathint' Imbokodo' "You strike a Woman,You strike a Rock'’ Today we salute women of different background and races, who stand together for the development of women's agenda around the globe. Women Business Forum, August 23rd, 2019- Hosted by South African Department of Tourism, Metro Atlanta Chamber, Marriott and South African Tourism  BREAKFAST 9-1pm Purpose – The Women Business Forum will highlight major South African businesses and professionals that can forge commercial connections between South Africa and the USA. Most importantly, the goal is to attract foreign investments for the purpose of building small -medium sized women owned businesses in South Africa. This all day, interactive Women Business Forum will consist of four sectors: 1. Panel (speakers from Government, Invest Atlanta, Private Sectors); 2. Question and Answer Segment between South African businesses and American investors 3. Presentation of Business Pitches by South African Women to encourage non- South Africans to form partnership with South Africans. 4. Networking and Vendor Sales. Key Note by President of South African Tourism, North America: Jerry Mpufane  Please feel free to forward this invite friends, family and colleagues. "Wathint’ Abafazi Wathint’ Imbokodo” "You strike a Woman,You strike a Rock’’  

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