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

Political leadership lacking in addressing GBV

Political leadership lacking in addressing GBV

On Sunday 28 May all South African women are asked to wear black from head to toe and wear red lipstick, then upload photos with the hashtag #GodCreatedWoman. Every eight hours an intimate partner kills a woman in South Africa. Imagine if his intimate partner in the name of love killed every eight hours was […]

May 22, 2017 Themes: Gender violence Programs: Advocacy | Gender Justice

SA: No to gender based censorship in the news

SA: No to gender based censorship in the news

Johannesburg, 3 May: On World Press Freedom Day held this year under the banner “Critical Minds for Critical Times”, Gender Links calls for an end to gender based censorship in the news. A Southern African advocacy NGO that has done extensive research on gender in the media, Gender Links joins the Institute for the Advancement […]

May 3, 2017 Themes: Media Programs: Gender & Media | GL Commentary Service

Gender and Media Progress Study country reports

In 2015 Gender Links undertook the GMPS research covering 14 SADC countries. This is a follow up to 2010 GMPS research conducted by Gender Links, the Gender and Media Southern Africa (GEMSA) Network and the Media Institute of Southern Africa (MISA) The final GMPS report (available online), with comments, inputs, and recommendations on the way […]

May 2, 2017 Themes: Gender equality | Media Programs: Gender & Media

Widow’s political pleas challenge traditional beliefs

Widow’s political pleas challenge traditional beliefs

By Lucia Makamure The outspoken comments by Barbara Hogan, the widow of Ahmed Kathrada, following his death have challenged the beliefs around mourning and widowhood in the African context. Hogan defied tradition by making her voice heard at her husband’s burial when she questioned the integrity of the President, Jacob Zuma. In an unprecedented  move […]

South Africa: Zapiro cartoon misses the mark

South Africa: Zapiro cartoon misses the mark

Johannesburg, 18 March: Zapiro is at it again. Yes, again because he had a similar cartoon in 2008. The popular cartoonist Jonathan Shapiro (Zapiro) has revived his 2008 cartoon, just different players now. Zapiro’s latest cartoon published in the Daily Maverick, shows two men and one woman pinning down a woman wearing a South African […]

April 18, 2017 Themes: Media | Sexual violence Programs: Gender & Media | Virtual Resource Centre VRC

GL said #ZumaMustGo in 2009

GL said #ZumaMustGo in 2009

The gender politics of leaders is a litmus test of their performance in government. Soon after President Jacob Zuma’s election in 2009, we wrote an open letter stating that Mr Zuma was not fit to lead. The Mail and Guardian carried the Open letter to JZ on women’s rights . GL supports marches organised by […]

SADC: Cross border summit for gender justice

SADC: Cross border summit for gender justice

Polokwane, 17 March: The first ever joint SADC Protocol@Work Summit between two countries ended on a high note last night with awards celebrating local efforts to promote gender equality in South Africa and Swaziland. Over 150 participants from Capricorn District Municipality (CDM), Gender Links (GL) Swaziland Centres of Excellence for Gender in Local Government, entrepreneurs […]

A feminist president for South Africa

A feminist president for South Africa

Johannesburg, 21 February: As South Africa’s presidential race heats up, Gender Links (GL) is delighted that at least half those reportedly putting their hat in the ring of the African National Congress (ANC) race are women. GL urges all presidential candidates from all parties to set out their priorities on upholding human rights, especially women’s […]

February 21, 2017 Themes: Politics Programs: Gender & Governance

South Africa: No proxy for president!

The race for the next president of South Africa is on! Will Nkosozana Dlamini-Zuma, outgoing chair of the African Union (AU) become South Africa’s first woman president? Or will Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa finally get his chance, after Thabo Mbeki trumped him to take over from Nelson Mandela in 1999? South African author and former […]

January 20, 2017 Themes: Gender equality | Governance | Politics Programs: Advocacy - 50/50 Campaign

SA falls short of gender parity targets at local level

Johannesburg, 6 December: Women’s representation in local government increased from 39% in 2011 to 41% in the 3 August 2016 local elections, falling short of South Africa’s regional and international commitments to gender equality. According to a report released by Gender Links today, in 2016, women comprised an all-time record high of 48% of PR […]

December 6, 2016 Themes: Elections | Local Government Programs: Gender & Governance
South Africa

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Country ManagerMariatu Fonnah
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Emailgovernance@genderlinks.org.za
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