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Women business leaders transform communities of Delft, Vrygrond
CAPE TOWN. – As a community developer and business leader, Farida Ryklief’s Woman Impacting a Nation (WIN)-organization has deeply impacted the people of Delft and beyond. She and members of her community attended gender-based violence information sessions with 1000 Women Trust in 2020, and those sessions birthed the start of a community garden that is […]
Fakazi, Ngwenyana overcame GBV to become business owners who inspire, employ many
CAPE TOWN. – Mathilda Fakazi suffered gender-based violence years ago but overcame its depressing impact to become the owner of Tilly’s shopping, catering and events management in Masiphumelele, a multi-layered company that employs women who were previously jobless. She is more than a shop owner, she is a visionary, an inspirational community leader, and she […]
SEDA partners with 1000 Women Trust to create business opportunities for women
CAPE TOWN. – The Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) has partnered with 1000 Women Trust to facilitate economic empowerment that will give women-owned businesses in the Western Cape access to finance and market, said Alex Qunta, Seda’s Western Cape Provincial manager. Seda is an agency of the Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) that provides non-financial support […]
Friends-initiative offers hope to Women in South Africa to Restart
CAPE TOWN. – 1000 Women Restart, a comprehensive and wide-ranging campaign to empower survivors of GBV, and also those who lost their jobs during the COVID 19-lockdown, is set to provide new resources, skills, business mentorships and hope to countless South African women. “We at 1000 Women Trust are inviting all women to be our Friend. […]
Sustainability of soup kitchens one of the greatest challenges as Mandela Day approaches
CAPE TOWN. – The theme of this Nelson Mandela Day is One Hand Can Feed Another. It is a call to action for the people of South Africa to ignite the embers of ubuntu and tackle food insecurity by working together. One of the warriors at the forefront of the war on hunger is 1000 […]
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War on Hunger, food security and Mandela Day 2021
CAPE TOWN. – Nelson Mandela Day is commemorated on the 18th July 2021 to honour the legacy of the former President of South Africa, but it is also a call to action for South African citizens to get together to start or sustain initiatives like delivering food parcels, teaching online or making donations towards these efforts. […]
GBV survivors set to help make vegetable farm an economic powerhouse
CAPE TOWN. – In a ground-breaking initiative that will not only rehabilitate at least 100 survivors of gender-based violence per year but is set to equip them as prospering vegetable farmers in the agricultural heartland of the Sandveld in the Western Cape, the women-led organization 1000 Women Trust is partnering with the Ruben Richards Foundation […]
Government, NPO’s must reposition themselves to empower SA women
CAPE TOWN. – The greatest challenges South African women face with regards to economic empowerment, is the lack of access to capital and opportunities. This problem needs to be solved by a partnership between community-led NPO’s, businesses, and government, said Mishinga Seyuba-Kombo, a specialist in small business entrepreneurship and head of enterprise development at Pick […]