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Numbers to know 

The following numbers can save your life.   GBV Command Centre: 0800 428 428 / *120*7867# from any cell phone Persons with disabilities, SMS ‘help’ to 31531 Women Abuse Helpline: 0800 150 150 Child line: 0800 055 555 SAPS Crime Stop: 0860 10111 / SMS Crime Line: 32211 GBVF-related service complaints (SAPS): 0800 333 177/ complaintsnodalpoint@saps.gov.za National AIDS Helpline: 0800 012 322 National […]

Virtual Luncheon 2020 


Ambassador: Charles Tertiens 

Funny-man serious about GBV Words by Eunice Stoltz   Born to be a performer, Charles Tertiens is a South African comedy magician who with wit, entertains and charms his audiences. Saying, ‘his objective is escapism; to have his audience escape reality, even if for a moment, taking them to a magical world where they laugh […]

Ambassador: AB de Villiers 

AB de Villiers: Show boys how to be good men Words by Fanie Heyns AB de Villiers is one of South Africa’s greatest-ever sport stars, and an iconic figure, with a following of 6.9 million fans on social media. In an international cricket career that spanned 14 years, he became universally known as Mr 360 […]

Ambassador: Elize Parker 

Agony Aunt Elize Ambassador for #HearMeToo Multimedia journalist, radio news writer, radio news reader, pod caster and columnist. Elize Parker has authored more than 40 fiction and non-fiction books and produced and presented radio shows on everything from current affairs to cultural digests. She is also the author of a manual guiding single moms on how […]

Trustee: Tina Thiart 

Trust’s Tina never sleeps Fanie Heyns Tina Thiart, founding member of 1000 Women Trust, women’s right activist and non-profit fundraising specialist, has laboured tirelessly for more than 20 years as a catalyst for social change and gender equality in South Africa. “She never sleeps! How she manages to tirelessly do what she does with very […]

Trustee: Wendy Ackerman 

Wendy Ackerman energetic about philanthropy She takes a direct and personal interest and role in what is good for South Africa and South Africans. Fanie Heyns Wendy Ackerman is one of the founders and an executive director of Pick ‘n Pay Stores. She is also patron of the 1000 Women Trust. Wendy was instrumental in […]

Trustee: Mpho Mashengete 

MPHO MASHENGETE is Research and Resource Mobilisation Manager for HOPE Africa where she manages and supports enterprise Development initiatives with several stakeholders such as ministers in government, religious leaders, community leaders and business organisations nationally. She is utilising her skills and experience garnered in the various positions held as CSI coordinator, trainer, marketing manager and […]

Friends of the Trust 

Do you want to make a difference? The 1000 Women Trust invites you to partner with us by becoming a Friend of the Trust. You can easily become a friend by contributing your time, skills, or knowledge to our various projects/initiatives from advocacy, training, writing, and sharing the work 1000 Women Trust do. Here are some […]

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