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

Rethinking domestic water resource management: a shift from gender–biased to gender–based approach

Historically, socially and economically, women in many societies have been given the onerous responsibility of travelling long distances, often in unfavourable weather conditions, to carry home containers of water on their heads for drinking and domestic purposes. Women are over-represented in performing these tasks but are under-represented in offering a significant contribution in water management […]

Gender equality

Gender equality

South Africa, June 2016

June 12, 2016 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender based violence

Achiever: Skills Summit 2015

Insights from the deputy minister of Education and Training and articles on technology- enabled learning and skills development in the agriculture sector.

June 6, 2016 Themes: Education Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Information Technology

Information Technology

South Africa, June 2016

June 3, 2016 Themes: ICT's Programs: Strategic Communications and IT Training

Contesting Masculinities: A Study of Selected Texts of Resistance to Conscription into the South African Defence Force (SADF) in the 1980s

The theoretical framework for this thesis and analysis of primary texts revolves around the problem of conscription into the South African Defence Force (SADF) in the 1980s. The ideology of masculinity that underpinned and sustained the practice of conscription is referred to throughout as the hegemonic version. This term is interchangeable with others, namely masculinism […]

May 23, 2016 Themes: Conflict | Sexuality | War Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

“Just trying to live our lives”: gay, lesbian and bisexual students’ experiences of being “at home” in university residence life

Higher education in South Africa is faced with a paramount task to help erode the social and structural inequalities that have been inherited from the Apartheid system (Department of Education 1997; Council on Higher Education 2000:12). The findings from the Soudien Report (2008:116-117) point out that the post-Apartheid higher education system in South Africa is […]

May 23, 2016 Themes: LGBTI Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

The gendered nature of xenophobia in South Africa

Migrants and refugees are, by their very status as foreigners, vulnerable to violence. Violence against foreigners and violence against women are normalised ways in which South African society interacts with minority and vulnerable groups. Foreign women in South Africa, therefore, face a double jeopardy. They are at the intersection of these two groups that are […]

A study of South African newspapers’ coverage of HIV and AIDS pandemic and audience attitudes in Limpopo Province

The South African mass media have been actively involved in the efforts to address the country’s HIV and AIDS pandemic. Their news contents are well received by the general public, who greatly depend on them for their information and educational needs concerning the disease. Though substantial progress has been made towards reducing the spread of […]

May 18, 2016 Themes: HIV/AIDS Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

Agenda: Gender and disability

The contents of this issue of Agenda include: Gendering disability and disabling gender: critical reflections on the intersectionality of gender and disability Understanding the complex stigmatisation of women with intellectual disabilities in their vulnerability to gender based violence A case example of gender and disability stereotypes in the courtroom Women with disabilities in leadership A […]

Learning Journey: The generalist

A Generalist is defined as a person who is competent in several fields or activities   I am sure you are wondering why I call myself the Generalist.  Well wonder no more as you read through my story.  Gender Links (GL) employed me as a Procurement Officer in 2014 and by the end of 2015 […]

May 16, 2016 Themes: Business Programs: News
South Africa


Country ManagerMariatu Fonnah
Phone+27(0)11 029 0006/ +27(0)11 028 2410
Address9 Derrick Avenue, Cyrildene, Johannesburg, 2198, South Africa