South Africa

Thoko-Mpumlwana Mbuyiselo Botha 

Country Summary:

Board Member(s) Thoko Mpumlwana

Mbuyiselo Botha

Thomas Amos

Staff Member (s)
When registered 2011
Address 9 Derrick Avenue, Cyrildene, Johannesburg, 2198
Email and phone execdirector@genderlinks.org.za
+27(0)11 029 0006/ +27(0)11 028 2410
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. View the South Africa Facebook page.South Africa Strategy 2016 – 2020


SA: Women’s Month: I am a feminist, shout it out loud!

SA: Women’s Month: I am a feminist, shout it out loud!

By Susan Tolmay Johannesburg, 4 August 2022: This Women’s Month as we celebrate the anniversary of the historic march by about 20 000 women to the Union Buildings on 9 August 1956, to protest against legislation aimed at further restricting the movement of black women in urban areas, I reflect on what it means to […]

August 4, 2022 Themes: Feminism | Gender equality Programs: Gender & Governance

SADC: GL & Amplify Change launch Voice & Choice Fund

SADC: GL & Amplify Change launch Voice & Choice Fund

Friday 22 July: Gender Links (GL) in partnership with Amplify Change, today announces the launch of the Voice and Choice Fund targeting Women’s Rights Organisations in Southern Africa focusing on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR). The fund is part of GL’s vision of an inclusive, equal and just society in which women and girls in all their diversities exercise their voice […]

Take our survey on online violence against women

Take our survey on online violence against women

Take our survey on online violence against women in Botswana, Namibia and South Africa Are you a woman aged between 18 and 60? Are you living in Botswana, South Africa or Namibia? Do you have access to and are a  regular internet  user . If yes,  we need your input. Click here to take part […]

SA: The violent crime crisis and the war against women

SA: The violent crime crisis and the war against women

By Susan Tolmay, Johannesburg, 7 June: On 3 June 2022,  Minister of Police, Bheki Cele presented the quarterly crime statistics for reported crimes in the period 1 January to 31 March 2022 which he noted were especially brutal for women and children.   The statistics present a number of worrying trends.  Overall, there has been a 9,3% […]

June 7, 2022 Themes: GBV | Gender based violence Programs: Gender Justice

SA:  Engaging men in ending GBV

SA:  Engaging men in ending GBV

Johannesburg, 7 June: Gender Links South Africa is undertaking Gender Based Violence  (GBV) and Conflict Management workshops in partnership with  different municipalities in the country. The focus is on  involvement of men in preventing GBV. The workshops are also engaging men to look into how men can assist in breaking gender stereotypes. Gender Links Local […]

SA: Cyber attack disrupts discussion on GBV & media

SA: Cyber attack disrupts discussion on GBV & media

Press release, Johannesburg, 9 December 2021: Bellona Women’s Network and Gender Links are appalled albeit with little wonder at being hacked while hosting a panel discussion yesterday, 8th of December, during the Gender Links Cyber Dialogue in support of the 16 Days Against Gender-Based Violence Campaign. ‘The cyberattack yesterday afternoon further reiterates the need to […]

South Africa: Needed – new approaches to ending GBV

South Africa: Needed – new approaches to ending GBV

Johannesburg, 24 November:  South Africa and the world will commence the Sixteen Days of Activism on 25 November – International Day of No Violence Against Women. The Women’s Voice and Leadership partnership, coordinated by Gender Links, kicked off the annual campaign on 19 November, World Entrepreneurship Day. Coincidentally, that is also International Men’s Day. We aren’t convinced we […]

16 Days of Activism: Programme

16 Days of Activism: Programme

Every year the United Nations declares the period from the 25 November, International Day for the Eradication of Violence Against Women, to the 10 December, International Human Rights Day, as the 16 days of no violence against women across the globe. Women’s Voice and Leadership South Africa, Gender Links (GL) and partner organisations will implement […]

Call for WVL Gender and Disability Applications

Call for WVL Gender and Disability Applications

Women’s Rights Organisations (WROs) focusing on enhancing the rights of persons with disability in South Africa are invited to apply for funding under the Women Voice and Leadership South Africa Fund (WVL – SA). This funding window is open from 18 October to 5pm South Africa time on 19 November 2021. The minimum amount available for the […]

October 26, 2021 Themes: Gender equality Programs: GL Services

Call for WVL Rapid Response Applications

Call for WVL Rapid Response Applications

Women’s Rights Organisations (WROs) in South Africa piloting innovative approaches and responding to emerging issues on women’s rights and gender equality are invited to apply for the Women Voice and Leadership South Africa Fund (WVL SA) Rapid Response grants. This funding window is open on a rolling basis from 18 October to 19 November 2021 when we will pause to assess […]

October 26, 2021 Themes: Gender equality Programs: GL Services