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1000 Women Trust, Ruben Richards Foundation lead campaign to drive behavioral change amongst men in Western Cape
CAPE TOWN. – A new initiative in the Matzikama and Cederberg municipalities of the Western Cape to engage men and boys through a social mobilisation campaign to confront and prevent the scourge of rape culture and gender-based violence, is taking shape. The women-led organization 1000 Women Trust and the Ruben Richards Foundation will partner with […]
GBV-survivors complain about poor service by SAPS at police stations
CAPE TOWN. – A survey about the police’s management of gender-based violence (GBV) cases revealed that survivors of GBV received poor services at police stations, according to a report by www.iol.co.za The survey has shown that victims courageous enough to report to police stations were treated with disdain. It found that: * 80% of victims were […]
#CodeRed Feminists Plan Mobilization to Reclaim Women’s Month
20 AUGUST 2021  MEDIA RELEASE  Feminists are tired: Across South Africa black women and children continue to bear the brunt of a neoliberal system that believes R350 is enough ‘relief’ to feed families, that loots funds to create hair salons, that mobilizes toxic masculinities to enact violence at the expense of women, children, foreign nationals […]
We Mourn The Loss Of Youth Of The Girl Child
20 AUGUST 2021                                                                         Email Prebashnie@gmail.com                          MEDIA RELEASE  We Mourn The Loss Of Youth Of The Girl Child The #WeTooWomenLawyers (#WTWL) Against Abuse, has noted with concern media reports detailing alarming statistics regarding children as young as 10 years old having given birth during the period April 2020 to March 2021, with more than […]
Teen pregnancies in Cape, rape of a 12-year old girl in Mitchell’s Plain alarming
CAPE TOWN. – There was a total of 325 pregnancies of girls between the age of 10 and 14 in the Western Cape the past year, while 934 pregnancies in the age group occurred in Gauteng between April 2020 and January 2021. There were 11342 girls in the Western Cape between the age of fifteen and nineteen […]
Female entrepreneurs can be key drivers of job creation in SA, says Sauls
CAPE TOWN. – In a global environment where 9-to-5 jobs are often not created any longer, entrepreneurship is a key driver of new job opportunities, says Leonora Sauls, head of philanthropy at the Ackerman Family Foundation and the Ackerman Pick ‘n Pay Foundation. Sauls will be a keynote speaker at the webinar on 25th August hosted […]
Passion, resilience in the face of adversity keys to entrepreneurial success, says award-winning Ntombie
CAPE TOWN. – If businesswomen’s only concern is about profit margins, some might close their doors within the first five years when businesses go through tumultuous periods in which they occasionally spend more than they earn, warned Ntombekaya Nonxuba, affectionately known as Ntombie, owner of the award-winning Rise Uniforms in Philippi. Nonxuba delivered a keynote-address at […]
Mems’s bee-keeping enterprise a social enterprise aimed at creating new possibilities for women
An award-winning farmer in the poultry industry, and now a successful and fast-expanding bee-keeping entrepreneur with a vision to empower and heal women who have survived gender-based violence, Mems Ramaila has achieved considerable success for more than a decade. The anchor enterprise of her bee-keeping enterprise, Bee African, is in Brits. She has three additional bee-keeping sites in Gauteng […]
I never gave up, SA’s decorated black female commercial farmer tells women at webinar
When Anna Phosa bought four pigs for R1000 in 2004 and secured the land of a small holding through family savings, she knew nothing about farming. She bravely entered a male-dominated industry where many doors were shut in her face, but kept on dreaming and persisted. In 2016, she secured a multi-million deal with Pick ‘n Pay […]