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

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

Make abortion available_The new age_1 February 2017

Make abortion available_The new age_1 February 2017

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

Launch of SA Government local elections report

6 December In August 2016 South Africans went to the polls for local elections that left the ruling African National Congress reeling. But what has changed for women? Gender Links, South African Women in Dialogue, the South African Local Government Association and the European Union will launch an audit of Gender in the 2016 South […]

December 1, 2016 Themes: Elections Programs: Gender & Governance

Public giving and why it matters in ending GBV

By Debbie Harrison Yesterday was giving Tuesday – this day is celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving (in the U.S.) and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Seventy one countries participated in Giving Tuesday with $116.5 […]

November 30, 2016 Themes: Economic violence | Emotional violence | Gender violence Programs: Gender Justice

Empowering women and ending violence!

By Anne Hilton Gender Links  was last week on Friday at the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism announced as the winner of the Mail and Guardian 2016 Investing in the Future Awards for Job Creation and Enterprise Development. The awards which seeks to shine the spotlight on the often unsung contributions made by […]

November 30, 2016 Themes: Gender violence Programs: Gender Justice

Shedding new light on the Sixteen Days of Activism by Colleen Lowe Morna

Shedding new light on the Sixteen Days of Activism                                                                                                                          by Colleen Lowe Morna

25 November: Déjà vu. It’s a familiar sensation at this time of year, as we wade through the gruesome statistics on gender violence in readiness for the Sixteen Days of Activism that runs from 25 November (International Day of No Violence Against Women) to 10 December (Human Rights Day). It should not be so in […]

November 25, 2016 Themes: Gender equality | Gender violence Programs: Gender Justice

South Africa: Intersecting oppression – locating gender within #FeesMustFall

In debunking the politics of gender and oppression as a reflection of broader systemic violence within society; it is imperative not to privilege one oppression over another. When one engages with #FeesMustFall (FMF) as a body located outside of the movement; one is rarely ever confronted with the question of gender from an intersectional standpoint. […]

November 25, 2016 Themes: Education Programs: Gender Justice | SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

South Africa: Ntomboxolo Mrubata

South Africa: Ntomboxolo Mrubata

The most memorable experience as part of the training is Phase 2. I have learned a lot of how to do business plan and how to sell or market my business and also communication. Skill, compete and to select a good location for my business. I joined training in 2015, I only attended phase 2 […]

November 9, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice

South Africa: Choekoe Rejoyce Motlabaile

South Africa: Choekoe Rejoyce Motlabaile

My first day attending Gender Links workshops was so difficult because I was one of the victims. I thought I did not have any problem but at the end of the Gender Links’ workshop I discovered that I have a problem. I was heartbroken and I cried. They asked us to write our own stories. […]

November 9, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender Justice
South Africa


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