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Generation Equality: Realising Women’s Rights for an Equal Future


Celebrate Women’s Day with Iziko Museums of South Africa


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In celebration of Women’s Day, Iziko Museums of South Africa is hosting an inter-generational virtual dialogue, titled Women in Conversation, on Sunday, 9 August 2020 at 15h00. Under the umbrella of the global Generation Equality campaign, this dialogue contributes to an international focus on collective change-makers, across all ages and genders, in tackling the continued fight for women empowerment.   

Featured speakers in Women in Conversation include Ms Hlengiwe Lucia Ochan and Ms Christina Nomdo.  Ochan served as Mrs Africa Globe, and was also awarded the ‘Inspirational Woman of the Year’ award at the 4th Annual Sunrise Women’s Awards – both in 2019. Ochan is the owner of the OT Deyo Med Aesthetic Clinic, Founder and Patron of the Lucia O Foundation, and is an active participant on numerous councils and chambers within the South African community. 

Nomdo serves as the Western Cape Children’s Commissioner, and formerly served as the children rights specialist commissioner on the National Planning Commission (NPC). During her time with the NPC, Nomdo conducted a child participation initiative where children from across all nine provinces provided feedback about how the National Development Plan should be implemented – essentially giving voice to South Africa’s children. 

This Women’s Day, celebrate today’s women and reflect on those who marched to the Union buildings in protest against unjust pass laws in 1956 – contributing both to the fight against apartheid and laying the foundations for the realisation of women’s rights. Iziko hopes this inter-generational dialogue will generate a necessary conversation for South Africans to reflect on the successes of women, as well as the many issues that continue to affect women and children today.

Register here to participate! Please note the password to the Zoom room will be sent via email on morning of event.

For more information please contact Wandile Kasibe: on or Philiswa Kwaphuna at 

Please be advised that all Iziko Museums of South Africa sites will remain temporarily closed, while the prescribed health and safety requirements are implemented. The health and safety of our staff and visitors are of the utmost importance. Further updates regarding the reopening of the museums will be communicated via Iziko’s website and social media. 

Iziko is still accessible online! Join the virtual community – connect with us via our social media platforms, and explore our online showcases. Participate in our #MuseumFromHome challenges, engage with us online and Like, Follow and Share our news. 


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Issued by: Ellen Agnew
Communications Coordinator: Iziko Museums of South Africa
Telephone: 021 481 3830 Email:
Issued on behalf of the Office of the CEO, Iziko Museums of South Africa

About Iziko Museums of South Africa (Iziko)

Iziko operates 11 national museums, the Planetarium and Digital Dome, the Social History Centre and three collection‑specific libraries in Cape Town.  The museums that make up Iziko have their own history and character, presenting extensive art, social and natural history collections that reflect our diverse African heritage.  Iziko is a public entity and public benefit organisation that brings together these museums under a single governance and leadership structure.  The organisation allows *free access to all individuals on commemorative days, (*excluding the Castle of Good Hope, Groot Constantia and Planetarium and Digital Dome). Visit our webpage at, join our online community on Facebook (, Instagram (@izikomuseumssa) or follow us on Twitter (@Iziko_Museums) for regular updates on events, news and new exhibitions.

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