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

Will SA be the first African country to pass effective laws to end prostitution?

While it is widely acknowledged that existing laws governing prostitution in South Africa have done little for the well-being of people in prostitution in this country, it has still taken several years for any progress to be made regarding the amendment of laws pertaining to the sex trade. While the release of the South African […]

June 11, 2017 Themes: Sex work Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

Arthur Mafokate moers jealous lover_ Sunday World live_05 June 2017

Arthur Mafokate moers jealous lover_ Sunday World live_05 June 2017

No excuse for men getting away with murder

No excuse for men getting away with murder

By Colleen Lowe Morna Johannesburg, 24 May: On Sunday 28 May, women around South Africa will dress in black and wear red lipstick in honour of the women who have been brutally murdered in the name of love. Under the hashtag #GodCreatedWoman they are part of a new movement – “the All Black and Red […]

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

Would it have happened to a male editor? Verashni and the lynch mob

OPINION: Many journalists/editors have experienced the ugly side of South African journalism, including the backstabbing, the paranoia, misogyny, racism and sexism, not to mention how individuals will lie and try to undermine others to save their jobs, only to be spat out when they too have served their purpose. The lynch mob mentality that has targeted Verashni […]

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 […]

South Africa

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