Bertha Gxowa was an important figure in South Africa's move to freedom and equality for all South Africans, and the fight against apartheid.
Ruth was first active in the Woman's day march in August 1956 in Pretoria her early 20's. In 1994, she started to serve parliament as an ANC member, and was a member of the Home Affairs and Health Parliamentary Portfolio Committees in Parliament until 2004. To find out more about Bertha view http://www.sahistory.org.za/people/bertha-gxowa-mashaba.
The sculpture will join the rest of the National Heritage Monument figures at the Century City, Capetown. Visit this site for more information : www.nhmsa.co.za . Also view-able on Facebook https://web.facebook.com/LongMarchToFreedom/
For a short YouTube video showing the sculptures in Century City, Pretoria https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WV0pwm_Sk5U