South Africa

Thoko-Mpumlwana Mbuyiselo Botha

Country Summary:

Board Members Thoko Mpumlwana
When registered 2011
Alliance Focal Network South African women in Dialogue (SAWID)
Government COEs 20 View the Centres of Excellence
Media COEs 15
Key partners South African women in Dialogue (SAWID)

Read more in the South Africa report.

South Africa Strategy 2016 – 2020

SA: Herstory needs to be rewritten and read

SA: Herstory needs to be rewritten and read

By Colleen Lowe Morna, Tarisai Nyamweda and Lucia Makamure Johannesburg, 21 September: Heroes of history: so reads many a text book that shapes young minds. As Women’s Month in August turns to Heritage Month in September, the Sheroes of Herstory that briefly take centre stage fade into the background. Male narratives once more dominate. This year’s […]

September 21, 2018 Themes: Governance | Politics Programs: Gender & Governance | News


Tiangmaatla Drop In Centre and Home Based Care can be seen as a model for the practical implementation of the Department of Health and Social Development, National Integrated Plan of children and youth infected and affected by HIV and AIDS, the rights of children form the cornerstone of all service to children and youth, and […]

September 14, 2018 Themes: Health | HIV/AIDS Programs: Gender & Governance | Protocol @ work

Zimbabwe – Rusape Council

Rusape Town is situated in Manicaland, sharing the same territory with Makoni Rural District Council. It is known for its branding strategies which they are looking for investment through the use of digital media to advertise the town. Council has crafted a Gender Policy which was adopted by the Full Council. A Gender Committee is […]

SA: Polokwane Municipality

Polokwane Municipality is the heart of Limpopo, the Local Council of Capricorn District Municipality. Polokwane Municipality accounts for 3% of the total surface area of Limpopo; however, over 10% of the population of Limpopo resides within its boundaries. Actions Plan of Polokwane Municipality has been adopted. There’s a portfolio committee of Special Focus chaired by […]

SA: Mokgobja Melida

“COMMUNITY DEVELPOMENT WORKER” As a dedicated leader I decided to get involved in gender work after seeing many women suffering, due to discrimination and lack of better education. This situation pushed me to engage in programmes that involved women, men and youth so that I can help them uplift their lives to the better, in […]

September 14, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Gender & Governance

SA: Blouberg Municipality

The area is prone to frequent drought, which has an adverse effect on the local economy. The only perennial river is the Mogalakwena River, which feeds the Glen-Alpine Dam, the only source of pipeline water in the area. Blouberg has a population of 162 629 people. The council has a total of 47 councillors. Of […]

SA: gender Based Violence

The Centre provides Psycho-social assistance to the destitute, Counselling Services, Accommodation to the victimized persons, Training volunteers and Protection to the victimised. The objectives of the Centre is to reduce abuse and violence in the communities and re-unite abused members with their families. The centre also aims to provide a safe environment for those accommodated […]

September 14, 2018 Themes: Gender based violence Programs: Gender & Governance | Protocol @ work

South Africa: I breastfeed because I can

South Africa: I breastfeed because I can

Dear Mambo, At 14.5 months you still drink A LOT of milk. I am completely unapologetic. I am quite aware that perhaps by next year you may not still be breastfeeding, and to be honest it breaks my heart. I have always told anyone who asks (and many have) when I will stop breastfeeding and […]

September 10, 2018 Themes: Children | Health | Reproductive health Programs: News

Swaziland – Philile Tsabedze

Philile was introduced and attached by AMICAALL Ngwenya focal person to a volunteer who came from London. The project started with the assistance of the Peace Corps volunteer (Gena Pearson). Pearson taught them Paper recycle which she had learnt from some of colleagues. The project aim was to help start an income generating project among the volunteers in our social center and […]

September 6, 2018 Themes: Drivers of Change Programs: Protocol @ work

SA: GBV perpetrators must be brought to account

SA: GBV perpetrators must be brought to account

By Sandiswa Manana Johannesburg, 31 August:  Odwa Nkololo, a father of two, was sentenced three life sentences in prison for raping and murdering a four-year-old Iyapha Yamile and for also raping another seven-year-old girl. He appeared before the magistrate in the Western Cape high Court last week, Tuesday. Iyapha Yamile disappeared in Khayelitsha on Easter Sunday […]

August 31, 2018 Themes: Child Abuse | GBV Programs: News