The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) says it supports the call of a national shutdown which is expected to take place on 1 August.
The march is expected to start next Wednesday at Lilian Ngoyi street in the City of Tshwane and proceed to the Union Buildings.
The TotalShutdown movement will raise more awareness about violence and oppression against women.
Numsa spokesperson Phakamile Hlubi-Majola says as much as the march is against gender-based violence, the union is also using the march to raise awareness against capitalism.
“While we understand that the immediate call is to end both the physical and mental abuse of women, we hope that this campaign will enable us all to understand that the South African capitalism has developed a unique violent form of patriarchy. As long as there’s capitalism, there will always be patriarchy.”
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