August month is known as the women’s month that’s why we
recognise the women who participated in a national march
against the pass laws. Air Force Base Waterkloof celebrated
the diva marathon fun walk/run for woman on the 15 August in
honour of women of South Africa.
Colonel H.M Brink was representing the Officer Commanding of
Air Force Base Waterkloof, he welcomed everyone who attended
the event, and the corporate communication section was
selling tickets for the people who wanted to participate on
the diva marathon walk/run. People were also donating money
before the commencement of the Diva marathon.
The Former President and Father of our nation, the late Mr
Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, once said, “Freedom cannot be
achieved unless women have been emancipated from all forms
of oppression to this end, we have acknowledged that the
objectives of our reconstruction and development will not be
realised we see in visible and practical terms that the
condition of women in our country has radically changed for
the ,and that women at every level have been empowered to
intervene in all aspects of life as equals with any other
member of society”.
Volkswagen, Renault and Nissan were the sponsors of the diva
marathon walk/run, Nissan is the sponsor for the Africa
Aerospace and defence 2014 for courtesy vehicles. The South
African military health Service and Department of health
were doing health awareness and wellness by testing
for HIV/AIDS, Dental screening and hypertension. Physical
and mental fitness are an integral part in every
soldier’s life and career.
Air Force base Waterkloof came in large numbers to celebrate
woman’s month. The objective of the diva marathon was
to encourage fitness in the SANDF, and to
celebrate and honour military women.
The events highlight was the traditional dancers.
Winners of the diva marathon will be announced at the next Officer
Commanding’s Communication period.
Air Force Waterkloof takes a stance to support, respect and
acknowledge women counterparts as fellow colleagues,
partners and professionals.
“YOU STRIKE A WOMAN ,YOU
STRIKE A ROCK".