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: SAWID calls for peaceful resolution of conflict

SA: SAWID calls for peaceful resolution of conflict

Dialogue for peace in our beloved South Africa The South African Women in Dialogue (SAWID) has a long history of advocating for peace through dialogue in South Africa and beyond. This is a moment in our country’s history when we again have to raise our voices in a call for peace to prevail. We call […]

July 19, 2021 Themes: Conflict | Governance Programs: SADC Gender Protocol & Alliance

SA: Women, violence and vaccine roll out

SA: Women, violence and vaccine roll out

Women call for end to violence, resumption of vaccine roll out Johannesburg, 14 July 2021, The Women’s Voice and Leadership South Africa (WVLSA) project condemns the violence and criminal looting that is ravaging South Africa amid the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. WVLSA calls on President Cyril Ramaphosa to ensure that law and order are restored […]

July 13, 2021 Themes: Emergencies | Feminism | Gender equality | Health Programs: Gender Justice

GL, Alliance affirm good practice at Regional Summit

GL, Alliance affirm good practice at Regional Summit

Press release: Johannesburg, 19 March: Gender Links (GL) and the Southern Africa Gender Protocol Alliance affirmed organisations and individuals from across Southern Africa in the recently ended Regional Voice and Choice Summit Awards announced on 17 March. The Regional Voice and Choice summit is a culmination of 14 national summits held between 2019 and 2020 […]

Africa: Less than a quarter of legislators are women

Africa: Less than a quarter of legislators are women

Press release:  Less than a quarter of legislators in Africa are women, new report says. Addis Ababa, 18 March: African countries are still far from achieving women’s equal and effective participation in political decision-making. Women constitute only 24 per cent of the 12,113 parliamentarians in Africa, 25 per cent in the lower houses, and 20 […]

March 18, 2021 Themes: Politics Programs: News

SA: Celebrating change makers on IWD

SA: Celebrating change makers on IWD

Johannesburg, 10 March: Women Voice and leadership affirmed the ground breaking work of 23 organisations and individuals from a broad cross section of South African Women’s Rights Organisations in awards announced on International Women’s Day. The awards followed the SADC Protocol@Work pre-summit held on 3- 4 March 2021. A panel of judges adjudicated 54 presentations entries in […]

March 9, 2021 Themes: Gender equality Programs: GL Services

Lessons in lockdown: Hope, family & surviving COVID-19

Lessons in lockdown: Hope, family & surviving COVID-19

By Kubi Rama, Johannesburg, 18 February: I am writing this piece as part of the GL series “lessons learnt during lockdown.” The deadline is past. I struggled to write this piece. My 12-year old son, Keshav, and I tested positive for COVID-19 on the 7 January 2021. My momentary response was blind panic. I know […]

February 18, 2021 Themes: Gender equality | Health Programs: GL Commentary Service

SADC: GL welcomes new ED and two new board members

SADC: GL welcomes new ED and two new board members

For immediate release: Johannesburg, 14 January: The Gender Links (GL) Board is delighted to announce the appointment of a new Executive Director, Kubi Rama (South Africa) and two board members, Marie Annick Savripenne (Mauritius) and Celine Marie Yolande (Madagascar) effective 1 January 2021. Rama served as Deputy CEO and brings more than 25 years of […]

Lessons in lockdown: Love & light in the time of Corona

Lessons in lockdown: Love & light in the time of Corona

By Colleen Lowe Morna, Johannesburg, 20 January: As the saying goes, “life is what happens while you are planning the next move.” 2020 proved this in the most dramatic way possible as the COVID-19 pandemic changed every plan; thrust us into lock down, confusion and moments of despair. At the start of the year I […]

SADC: Protect women & girls from harmful practices

SADC: Protect women & girls from harmful practices

Dr. Makanatsa Makonese, Johannesburg, 7 January: Southern African has been struggling to end harmful cultural practices that impact women and girls’ (and often boys and men’s) rights, health and well-being for a long time.  These practices include early, forced and child marriages, forced widow inheritance, female genital mutilation and sexual intercourse between fathers-in-law and newly […]

Learning journey: We meet to part, we part to meet

Learning journey: We meet to part, we part to meet

By Sifisosami Dube Johannesburg,  Eight years ago I made a career move to be in the trenches of gender equality work. This was a huge milestone in my life as it was my first job as a manager – responsible for five Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) country offices where Gender Links has offices. I […]

October 11, 2020 Themes: Gender equality Programs: News