Women’s day … women’s month … a female power which runs like a golden thread throughout the history of the SAVF over the years. The women who had the courage, under the most precarious circumstances of a war, to create an organisation with new vision and energy, to alleviate the circumstances of children, families and the aged. They did not only dream but also acted, they did not call on a DSD or the kindness of others, but put shoulder to the wheel and made plans by themselves. Since 1904 the monuments exist in the SAVF of women, who addressed the need of the day. The SAVF faces the challenge to take forward the farsightedness, courage, and drive of these women, for the generations to come and who are dependent on the organisation for service.
We salute our women leaders!