South Africa

Thoko-Mpumlwana Mbuyiselo Botha

 

Country Summary:

Board Member(s) Thoko Mpumlwana

Mbuyiselo Botha

Staff Member (s) Susan Mogari- Country Programme Officer
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. View the South Africa Facebook page.South Africa Strategy 2016 – 2020

LGBTI+ people facing discrimination & GBV

LGBTI+ people facing discrimination & GBV

By Nazlee Arbee, Capetown, 3 July: Amid the COVID -19 pandemic, Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transexual+  (LGBTI+)people have been facing increasing stigmatisation, discrimination and violence as people are in lock down with homoantagonistic families and communities. Over the last month, #AllBlackLivesMatter movements have erupted in the United States of America (USA), highlighting violence tat pertains particularly […]

Learning Journey: Thato Phakela

Learning Journey: Thato Phakela

“Success is no accident. It is hard work, perseverance, learning, studying, sacrifice and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do.” – Pele Coming back to Gender links has been a great opportunity for me. I came back to the place where my career all started, where my professional journey […]

July 1, 2020 Themes: Media Programs: GL Commentary Service

Learning Journey: Fanuel Hadzizi

Learning Journey: Fanuel Hadzizi

It doesn’t matter what other people think of you. What really matters is what you think of yourself – Avis J Williams 2019 brought with it difficult moments, new experiences, opportunities, frustrations, fears and great lessons. I have been very fortunate to be a part of Gender Links, an organisation which remains to be fast […]

June 26, 2020 Themes: Gender equality Programs: GL Commentary Service

Learning journey: Tarisai Nyamweda 

Learning journey: Tarisai Nyamweda 

2019 was a very eventful year for my personal growth as well as my career growth. I continued to walk this gender and media journey with so much resilience and motivation derived from what is happening around me and the person I wish to become.  With the funding crunch that my programme has faced for […]

June 26, 2020 Themes: Media Programs: GL Commentary Service

Where there’s a (political) will, there’s a way

Where there’s a (political) will, there’s a way

When I heard about the study trip to Zimbabwe I had mixed feelings. On the one hand I love and have a connection to the beautiful country, as the birthplace of my mother, but on the other, uncertainty about what to expect because of the tremendous hardships the country has faced over the past decades.   […]

June 26, 2020 Themes: Local Government Programs: GL Commentary Service

SA fighting GBV crisis amid COVID-19 pandemic

SA fighting GBV crisis amid COVID-19 pandemic

Heightened violence against women is intimately intertwined with disaster situations including pandemics such as COVID -19 that the world is currently facing. South Africa is witnessing a spike in Gender Based Violence and Femicide with an increasing number of women being killed over the past 100 days .  In condemning the spate of killings of […]

Foodflows providing food to vulnerable communities

Foodflows providing food to vulnerable communities

By Palesa Motsumi, Capetwon, 19 June, In this jolting precarious time, we have witnessed catastrophic shifts in the economy and in our society, posing a threatening shortage of essential goods supplied by the agricultural sector. A recent article published by Brookings, a public policy organization, cited a range of factors that cause the devastating recurring […]

Migrant women struggle to access contraceptives

Migrant women struggle to access contraceptives

By Nodumo Makaza, Johannesburg,17 June: Women are finding it difficult to get contraceptive pills that are smuggled from Zimbabwe due to the lockdown regulations. Some migrant women from Zimbabwe buy Marvelon contraceptive pills and a combination pill, Levonorgestrel and Ethinyl Estradiol with Ferrous Fumarate tablets, from traders who smuggle them into the country. With the […]

Protecting SRHR & promoting gender-responsiveness

Protecting SRHR & promoting gender-responsiveness

Joint press statement: Protecting Sexual andReproductive Health and Rights and Promoting Gender-responsiveness in the COVID-19 crisis Published 06 May 2020 Joint press statement by H.E. Ms. Lindiwe Zulu, Minister of Social Development of South Africa H.E. Mr. Peter Eriksson, Minister for International Development Cooperation of Sweden H.E Mr. Gent Cakaj, Acting Minister for Europe & Foreign […]

I story: Faith in Humanity, Faith in Myself during COVID 19

I story: Faith in Humanity, Faith in Myself during COVID 19

By Kim Pillay, Beep! Beep! Beep! Beep! Beep! Sounds the mobile with five whatsapp message alerts received. I stop in the middle of everything to read all messages starting firstly with a research done on the outbreak in Wuhan, China (where the first infection and outbreak took place due to consumption of animal meat not […]

South Africa

Office

Country ManagerKubi Rama
Phone+27(0)11 029 0006/ +27(0)11 028 2410
Emailadvisor@genderlinks.org.za
Address9 Derrick Avenue, Cyrildene, Johannesburg, 2198, South Africa