/ Gender Equality

Gender Equality and Women Empowerment

  • Chairperson of the Board of Young Women Business Network, Corporate Finance Institution (YWBN CFI): www.ywbn.co.za/cfi
  • Co-host of Women in IT (WiIT) Summit
  • Regular speaker at Women's Month events, workshops, conferences and seminars
  • Coordinated the World Congress of Rural Women in April/May 2007 in Durban, South Africa on behalf of the Ministry for Agriculture and Land Affairs
  • Chaired several national and international conferences on gender empowerment and women empowerment
  • Initiated and popularized the commemoration of International Women's Day at the Thabo Mbeki African Leadership Institute (TMALI)
  • Initiated the Women in Law Award hosted by the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria. Judge Mokgoro of the Constitutional Court of South Africa received the award in 2001 and the Judge President of the UN International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (current UN High Commissioner for Human Rights) received it in 2002.
  • Supervised the Gender Unit at the Department of Land Affairs (Rural Development and Land Reform)
  • Supervised the Gender Unit at the Centre for Human Rights, Univ. of Pretoria
  • Member of the Women's Group of the South African National Student Congress (SANSCO), the predecessor of the South African Student Congress (SASCO) at the University of Durban-Westville (University of KwaZulu-Natal)