Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga will deliver a memorial lecture on the life and times of Mama Charlotte Maxeke at The Glen High School in Waterkloof Glen in Pretoria on Monday, 18 October 2021.
The memorial lecture on the Life and Times of Charlotte Maxeke also marks a celebration of the International Month of Girl Child in the year of Charlotte Maxeke.
Mama Maxeke was the first African woman B.Sc. graduate in South Africa and one of the first Black South Africans to fight for freedom from exploitative and social conditions for African women. She was a revolutionary, a pioneer, a trade unionist, a gender activist, and a deeply spiritual person who dedicated her entire life to the struggle for the liberation of her people, especially women.
The year 2021 has been declared by Government the year of Charlotte Maxeke and the year is commemorated under the theme: ‘the year of Charlotte Maxeke: in celebration of the 150th birthday anniversary of Mme Charlotte Mannya Maxeke.”
Source: Government of South Africa