Newsflash: 11/2017 8 March 2017
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Photo Credit: University of the Witwatersrand Rural Campus, Kate Otten Architects, Johannesburg.

International Women's Day is Celebrated Today

The History of Women's Day according to United Nations:

"It is a day when women are recognized for their achievements without regard to divisions, whether national, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, economic or political. International Women's Day first emerged from the activities of labour movements at the turn of the twentieth century in North America and across Europe.

Since those early years, International Women's Day has assumed a new global dimension for women in developed and developing countries alike. The growing international women's movement, which has been strengthened by four global United Nations women's conferences, has helped make the commemoration a rallying point to build support for women's rights and participation in the political and economic arenas"

The campaign theme this year is: #BeBoldForChange NOW

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On behalf of the SAIA Management Committee, to all our female members, let's commemorate Women in Architecture Worldwide today. SAIA acknowledges and appreciates your valuable contribution to Architecture in South Africa and our Institution.

"Architecture can't force people to connect, it can only plan the crossing points, remove barriers, and make the meeting places useful and attractive" - Denise Scott Brown


UNITED NATIONS. 2017. International Woman's Day. [Online]. Available: Accessed: 05/03/2017.

Kind Regards

Maryke Cronje

Vice President, SAIA

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