De Bruyn was speaking at the Glenstantia Library in Garsfontein as part of the commemoration of Women’s Month.
The chairperson of the Glenstantia Library User Interest Group, Theresa Solomon, said they invited community members from Eersterust and surrounding areas to commemorate Women’s Month. She said De Bruyn was included because she was instrumental in the Struggle for women’s liberation in the country.
De Bruyn said that although the advancement of women had taken enormous strides, much more support was needed from the powers that be and the government.
Too many women had become comfortable with the saying “we have come a long way and done well”, so much so that it had become a mantra, she said.