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: Women in Dialogue, Women in Action

South Africa: Women in Dialogue, Women in Action

By Yolanda Dyantyi Pretoria, 6 July: Gender Links in collaboration with South African Women in Dialogue (SAWID) and UNISA Women’s Forum held a seminar “Women in Dialogue, Women in Action” under the theme “Towards a new phase of the South African young women’s movement” The conversation which was facilitated by multi-talented media personality, feminist, and […]

Fatherhood Matters: Celebrating Father’s Day

Fatherhood Matters: Celebrating Father’s Day

by Sandiswa Manana Johannesburg, 17 June: The contribution of fathers and father figures is highly recognised and celebrated worldwide on Father’s Day. Every year, third Sunday of June, fathers are celebrated all over the globe in showing gratitude and appreciation on being part of their children’s lives. Fatherhood is celebrated to acknowledge and honour the […]

June 17, 2018 Themes: Gender equality Programs: News

#YouthDay2018: Not yet Uhuru for the Youth of SA

#YouthDay2018: Not yet Uhuru for the Youth of SA

By Yolanda Dyantyi Johannesburg, 16 June: Today marks the 42 commemoration of the 1976 students uprising against a racist and biased educational system known as Bantu Education. It is important to note that these riots were more than just a fight against an education system that excluded black South Africans from quality education, but also a […]

Father’s Day: My beloved father!

Father’s Day: My beloved father!

By Mauwane Raophala I was about to turn 5 years old when I lost my beloved father. I would like to put it out there that it has been hard for me to grow up without a father figure. However, my late mother played his role to such extent that I felt like I still […]

June 15, 2018 Themes: Media Programs: Gender & Media | Opinion

Father’s Day: Death in a time of mothering

Father’s Day: Death in a time of mothering

By Shaudzirai Mudekunye Recently Mambo, Tatenda and I lost a most beloved family member, my dad, Sekuru vaMambo. She was, at the time his first and only grand child and though it means a lot to me that he loved her so, I am still torn to pieces at the thought of it all. I am […]

June 13, 2018 Themes: Gender equality | Health Programs: Gender Aware

SA: GBV and HIV/AIDS issues not given attention

SA: GBV and HIV/AIDS issues not given attention

By Mauwane Raophala Johannesburg, 6 June 2018:The link between Gender Based violence (GBV) and HIV and AIDS remains one of the issues that are not given much attention in South Africa, even though it continues to increase women’s vulnerability to HIV by making it difficult to set the terms of equal relationship. Dr Aaron Motsoaledi […]

June 12, 2018 Themes: GBV | Gender based violence | HIV/AIDS Programs: Gender Violence | HIV/AIDS

SA: Tax Injustice Increasing Gender Inequalities.

SA: Tax Injustice Increasing Gender Inequalities.

By Sandiswa Manana Johannesburg, 12 June: Tax injustice is increasingly becoming a burden for women. This is because women make up the primary group affected by poverty, violence, illiteracy, unemployment, and health problems, to name a few. Therefore, tax injustice becomes an addition to their strain. Tax can be outlined as the key building block […]

June 12, 2018 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Gender & Governance

SA: The stigma of sex work – To be ‘blessed and slaying’

SA: The stigma of sex work – To be ‘blessed and slaying’

By Yolanda Dyantyi Johannesburg, 12 June 2018: Over the last couple of years, a “new” of type of sex work has populated much of social media under the name of “Blesser Lifestyle”. This has been glamourised by young women who post pictures on Instagram of the benefits received through this line of work using the […]

Gender Links Family Day RSVP

May 16, 2018 Themes: Gender equality Programs: Partners

We can back SA’s golden girl by challenging stereotypes

We can back SA’s golden girl by challenging stereotypes

By Colleen Lowe Morna, Johannesburg, 4 May: I remember well when Caster Semenya came home after her first gold win and the controversy it stirred over her sex. Among the many placards at the airport, one carried by a young man read: “Don’t worry Caster, I will marry you!” In other words, she would be […]

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