Date: 16th July 2018

Subject: Request for Calendar of Sport and Recreation Activities to Commemorate Women’s Month

The Department of Sport and Recreation (DSR) has requested information on all activities that focus on or include women in the month of August. Please can we request you complete and return the attached template document to headoffice@lifesaving.co.za by Thursday 19th July 2018, for forwarding onto the DSR by the 20th July 2018.

We apologize for the short time-span, it has been set as such by the Department of Sport and Recreation.

This is from their communique to all federations:
The Department of Women who is leading on the National commemoration of celebrating Women’s’ month is required to compile an integrated calendar of activities across government Departments, their entities and any other entities or civil society organizations relevant to their sector Departments.

The objective is to co-ordinate activities in the lead up to National Women’s celebrations on 9 August 2018 which will be held in the Western Cape Province and continue with them throughout the month.

The overall theme for 2018 will be in line with the celebration of our fallen centenarians marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Mama Albertina Sisulu: a woman that was dedicated to the struggle, health and education, Nelson Mandela and the formation of the Bantu Womens’ League under the visionary leadership of Charlotte Maxeke.

The activities should provide an opportunity to pay tribute to and learn from the lives of Albertina Sisulu and other women gallant fighters as well as unsung heroines that laid their lives for liberation built a strong foundation for women’s rights and democracy and inspire further progress in advancing women’s empowerment and gender equality in South Africa.

All provincial Departments of Sport and Recreation are expected to provide a calendar of events /activities for Women’s month to enable a compilation of a consolidated document that will be included in the National calendar of events. Sport and Recreation South Africa requests the provincial Departments of Sport to use the attached template to record the planned activities that will be rolled out in the province to commemorate Women’s month.

Please provide clear details especially of venues for information of the general public should any of these events be open to them as attendees.

Womens Month Activity template 210618

Yours in lifesaving
(No Signature – electronic document)
Helen Herbert
General Manager

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