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

Celebrating women through the eyes of their children

Celebrating women with participation of 100 women achievers in South Africa

December 6, 2018 Themes: Arts | Care work | Children Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Glass Ceilings: Women in SA media houses 2018

  The third Glass Ceilings survey of South African media shows dramatic shifts. These are in both the race and gender composition of media since the first study. But black women are still not fairly represented in media decision-making and the pay gap is widening. This is clear especially in the age of digitisation. The […]

December 6, 2018 Themes: Gender equality | Media Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

SA: Migrant teenage girls drawn to sex at a young age

SA: Migrant teenage girls drawn to sex at a young age

By Khanyile Mlotshwa Johannesburg, 7 December: I meet her by her big black gate as she is rushing out to the street to call  her second daughter to return home. “Can’t you see it’s now too late to be out in the streets?” she asks her daughter. When we sit down for the brief interview, […]

December 5, 2018 Themes: GBV | Reproductive health Programs: GL Commentary Service

SA: Women journalists are pressing the ‘all boys club’

SA: Women journalists are pressing the ‘all boys club’

By Glenda Daniels Johannesburg, 4 December: Sexism and sexist attitudes, norms and values prevail in the newsroom and media even though the numbers of men to women journalists and editors have finally evened out. But there is hope: many women journalists in the past were “minorities”, and ignored the sexism, sexist jokes and antiquated patriarchal […]

December 5, 2018 Themes: Gender based violence | Media Programs: Gender & Media

Whose (on)line is it anyway?

Whose (on)line is it anyway?

By Tarisai Nyamweda Johannesburg, 5 December: Misogyny and abuse, crude insults, sexual harassment, trolling, ridicule the list goes on are some of the forms of violence women face as they try to participate in dialogue, debate and make their voices and presence count online. As we celebrate 16 Days of activism issues of online safety […]

December 5, 2018 Themes: Gender based violence | Gender equality | ICT's | Media Programs: News

SA: Women must make own choices on abortion

SA: Women must make own choices on abortion

By Vuyo Makapela Cape Town, 27 November: When Charmaine a 22 years old female arrived at the social work department accompanied by her boyfriend (Sam) he wanted to her terminate her pregnancy. Charmaine reported that she did not want as she had one before due to health reasons which involved high blood pressure. However, in […]

November 27, 2018 Themes: Health | Reproductive health | Young Women Programs: GL Commentary Service

South Africa: Mr President: Walk the talk against GBV

South Africa: Mr President: Walk the talk against GBV

 By Colleen Lowe Morna Johannesburg: Mr President, 25 November, International Day of No Violence Against Women, marks the start of the Sixteen Days of Activism on Gender Based Violence (GBV). At the GBV Summit you called on 1-2 November, South African women made it clear through messages painted on panties that they are done with […]

Glass Ceiling launch

SA: GL and SANEF launch Glass Ceilings report

SA: GL and SANEF launch Glass Ceilings report

Read the Executive Summary |  Read the press release |  Fact Sheet  |  Read the Mail and Guardian article |  Read article in the Daily Maverick |  Buy the book | Watch the launch video The third Glass Ceilings survey of South African media launched on 19 October – national press freedom day – 2018 shows that […]

October 19, 2018 Themes: Media Programs: Gender & Media | Research

Press release: Sexism persists in SA media

Press release: Sexism persists in SA media

Johannesburg, 19 October: Gender Links (GL) and the South Africa National Editors Forum (SANEF) will on 19 October, SA Freedom Day, launch the latest Glass Ceiling: Women in South African media houses research at Emoyeni Conference Centre in Johnnesburg, at 4.30 pm. Despite the equal proportions of women men in the media sector the media […]

October 19, 2018 Themes: Media Programs: Gender & Media