Amid the mourning of the Nation over the passing of one stalwart, we also commemorate the life and memory of another with the 3rd annual Charlotte Maxeke Week starting tomorrow, Thursday 05 April.
Together with the Charlotte Maxeke Foundation the Gauteng MEC for Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation Faith Mazibuko, will lead a wreath laying ceremony in her honour following her death 79 years ago. The ceremony will then culminate into a church service at Kliptown’s AME church.
Credited with being the first black female graduate of South Africa -obtaining a BSc degree at Wilberforce University in Ohio in 1901, Maxeke is also the founding member of the Bantu Women’s League (later the ANC Women’s League Africa). Her life’s story of resistance, triumph, influence, diligence, service, intellectualism and more remains an inspiration to many young and old women within the country and beyond.
Details of the wreath laying and church service:
Activity: Laying of wreath ceremony
Venue: Nance-field Cemetery
Activity: Church Service
Venue: AME Church, Kliptown