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

The Girl From Serpally

The Girl From Serpally

Jayanti Buruda, recipient of the first NWMI (2017-18), describes her challenging journey from a village in the remote Malkangiri district of Odisha to becoming the first Adivasi girl to study and become a journalist. She feels the NWMI Fellowship recognised her potential and allowed her to follow her dream. My name is Jayanti Buruda. I […]

April 11, 2018 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender & Media

SA: Madikizela-Mandela`s struggle for equality

SA: Madikizela-Mandela`s struggle for equality

By Fanuel Hadzizi Johannesburg, 10 April: South Africa mourns the death of Winnie Madikizela Mandela who is widely regarded as the mother of the nation. It is important to reflect on the life that she shared with us. She was a strong, intelligent, powerful, independent and popular woman. Unfortunately for her, these are some among […]

April 10, 2018 Themes: Politics Programs: Gender & Governance

South Africa: Dear Mambo, Mam’ Winnie is no more

South Africa: Dear Mambo, Mam’ Winnie is no more

Dear Mambo, This week has been a very sad week for me because as of Monday, Mam’ Winnie is no more… I want to write to you Mambo because you are too young now to understand, but when you are older, I hope you will, that I needed to write this- woman to woman. We […]

April 9, 2018 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Women in Politics

South Africa: More than just Mandela’s ex wife

South Africa: More than just Mandela’s ex wife

By Tarisai Nyamweda Johannesburg, 6 April: As South Africa mourns the passing of veteran and anti-apartheid legend Winnie Madikizela-Mandela varying narratives of her roles in society as a freedom fighter, politician, a leader, a woman and mother have emerged in the media. An ENCA trailer when the news broke out called her the hero or […]

April 6, 2018 Themes: Feminism | Media | Politics Programs: Gender & Governance | Gender & Media

SA: From #hashtags to action in rural areas

SA: From #hashtags to action in rural areas

By  LuciaMakamure Johannesburg, 14 March: The 62nd Commission of the Status of Women (CSW62) is underway in New York under the banner “Challenges and opportunities in achieving gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls living in rural areas”. The annual conference comes hardly a week after International Women Day whose theme this year […]

March 14, 2018 Themes: Feminism | Media | Young Women Programs: Advocacy | Gender & Media

Danish Minister Ulla Tørnæs visits GL

Johanneburg, 2 March: The Danish Minister for Development Cooperation Ms. Ulla Tørnæs visited the Gender Links organisation in Johannesburg, to discuss the challenges of sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and gender-based violence (GBV) amongst youth in South Africa – particularly in disadvantaged communities. On Saturday the 3rd of March 2018, Minister Ulla Tørnæs […]

March 2, 2018 Themes: Health | Human Rights | Reproductive health Programs: Gender Justice

Press Release: More women, little change in SA cabinet

Press Release: More women, little change in SA cabinet

Johannesburg, 28 February:  While President Cyril Ramaphosa’s new cabinet has taken South Africa to within a whisper of gender parity at the executive level it has failed to inspire a new vision for gender equality, according to an analysis conducted by Gender Links. In his own changes that involved 30 ministers and six deputy ministers […]

February 28, 2018 Themes: Gender equality | Politics Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign | Gender & Governance

FPB must reinstate 16LS classification rating on Inxeba – The Wound

FPB must reinstate 16LS classification rating on Inxeba – The Wound

By Gay Radio We demand the FPB reinstates the classification rating of 16LS to the film Inxeba – The Wound. Retrospectively slapping an X18 restriction on INXEBA (THE WOUND) is a nothing short of ludicrous. We demand that the previous age restriction of 16 be reinstated with immediate effect and that the film be freely […]

Cyril, the purple shall govern

Cyril, the purple shall govern

Dear Mr President, As you wound up your State of the Nation address (Sona) last Friday, I was at the Jo’burg Theatre watching South Africa’s inspirational production of The Color Purple, Alice Walker’sheart-rending story about Celie, a young woman who emerges triumphant after being brutalised by incest, marital rape and verbal abuse. I wished you […]

February 23, 2018 Themes: Feminism | Politics Programs: News

Mr President, please declare a feminist state!

Mr President, please declare a feminist state!

Johannesburg, 19 Feb: Gender Links (GL) has called on South Africa’s new president Cyril Ramaphosa to declare a feminist agenda and make the attainment of gender equality a key goal of his new administration. While the State of the Nation Address (SONA) delivered on 16 February “showed promising signs, it made no specific reference to […]

February 19, 2018 Themes: Gender equality | Governance Programs: Gender & Governance
South Africa

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