Centres of Excellence

Botswana – LOBATSE Council

“As a council we are lucky to have council leadership that has taken the empowerment of women to heart” Kutlo Mophalane GFP  The council has shown support to the entrepreneurs from day one. They ensure that the women who were picked were the deserving ones. The council awarded the women for their bravery in sharing their GBV experiences in the […]

BOTSWANA – JWANENG TOWN COUNCIL 

“Seeing the women having passion to start their businesses and change their lives makes the council more committed to helping the women” Nurse Oaitse GFP   The council is committed to the entrepreneurship project, they feel that it is a part of the programs that are being implemented by council. The general feeling is that the project has added a new […]

Zimbabwe – Rusape Council

Rusape Town is situated in Manicaland, sharing the same territory with Makoni Rural District Council. It is known for its branding strategies which they are looking for investment through the use of digital media to advertise the town. Council has crafted a Gender Policy which was adopted by the Full Council. A Gender Committee is […]

SA: Polokwane Municipality

Polokwane Municipality is the heart of Limpopo, the Local Council of Capricorn District Municipality. Polokwane Municipality accounts for 3% of the total surface area of Limpopo; however, over 10% of the population of Limpopo resides within its boundaries. Actions Plan of Polokwane Municipality has been adopted. There’s a portfolio committee of Special Focus chaired by […]

Zimbabwe – Murewa RDC

Murewa is situated, 75 kilometers northeast from the capital of Harare. Murewa Centre is the business hub of the inhabitants though their close proximity to Harare means they also render services to the capital, particularly vegetables. The Local authority is quite unique as it is one of a very few which has a stakeholder coordinated […]

Zimbabwe – Chikomba Rural District Council

Chikomba is a district of Zimbabwe. It is a major farming hub with a lot of commercial farms. It is a transit point between Harare and Johannesburg. Chikomba RDC greatly values mainstreaming of gender in all its programmes. The council has a Gender policy and action plan in place and is also conscious and appreciative […]

SA: Blouberg Municipality

The area is prone to frequent drought, which has an adverse effect on the local economy. The only perennial river is the Mogalakwena River, which feeds the Glen-Alpine Dam, the only source of pipeline water in the area. Blouberg has a population of 162 629 people. The council has a total of 47 councillors. Of […]

Zimbabwe – Chikomba Rural District Council

Chikomba is a district of Zimbabwe. It is a major farming hub with a lot of commercial farms. It is a transit point between Harare and Johannesburg. Chikomba RDC greatly values mainstreaming of gender in all its programmes. The council has a Gender policy and action plan in place and is also conscious and appreciative […]

Zimbabwe: Christina Mabika

“Winning the COE for the best council was a proud moment.” Mabika met Gender Links (GL) in 2014 and she vividly recall that day because it left indelible marks that will never be wiped from her mind. Fortunately, these marks where the genesis of the transformation that took place in her life. “When I first […]

Zimbabwe: Gomoronzi Rural District Council

Situated in Mashonaland East, Goromonzi RDC is regarded as one of the best Rural District Councils in the country. There is a gender policy recently reviewed the gender action plan and it was adopted in the Full Council minutes of October 2016. The council has 25 councillors, in which 21 are male and only four […]