Ruth First #21Sheroes

In the run-up to the elections, we’re celebrating #21Sheroes – some of the women who fought a racist, apartheid state to help win our freedoms. Their resistance, courage & protest inspired a legacy we honour in Freedom Month. They also remind us never to take our political rights for granted. Follow #21Sheroes for more. 

As a journalist, she exposed the brutality of apartheid through her writing. As an activist, she fought to overthrow a violent, racist regime. Ruth First dedicated her life to the struggle & paid the ultimate price when she was killed with a parcel bomb by apartheid agents. Living up to her legacy requires action & commitment as we build a better South Africa for all. #21Sheroes 

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