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

SA: Free expression is a fundamental human right

SA: Free expression is a fundamental human right

By Mauwane Raophala Johannesburg, 3 May: As we celebrated World Press Freedom Day on 3 May, it is with great sadness that the press continues to be an unsafe environment for the journalists. We need solidarity to continue fighting for press freedom, and protecting our fundamental pillars of free democracy. This year’s global theme was […]

May 4, 2018 Themes: Media Programs: Gender and Media Diversity Centre (GMDC)

SA: Journalists continue to face challenges

SA: Journalists continue to face challenges

by Sandiswa Manana Johannesburg, 3 May: Media stakeholders including government officials, civil society, media activists journalists and editors met on 3 May in Johannesburg, South Africa to celebrate and engage on World Press Freedom under the theme “ ‘Keeping Power in Check: Media, Justice and the Rule of Law’ . Panellists at the event raised […]

May 4, 2018 Themes: Human Rights | Media Programs: Gender & Media

SA: Call for young women to mobilise on freedom day

SA: Call for young women to mobilise on freedom day

By Yolanda Dyantyi Johannesburg, 27 April: As we celebrate freedom day young women must not make excuses for our lack of accountability in the spaces we occupy. Only through solidarity, a formation of sisterhood and community can we start making breakthroughs. Sometimes the sacrifices we will have to make in this journey will come at […]

April 27, 2018 Themes: Feminism | Gender equality Programs: Gender & Governance

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
South Africa

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