Women Empowerment

Women Empowerment: Energizing Local Economic Development and Sustainable Livelihoods (Ongoing Program)

Purpose of Programme
Women Empowerment: Energizing Local Economic Development and Sustainable Livelihoods in Mozambique, Swaziland, South Africa and Zimbabwe (Donors New partnership for African Development (NEPAD) Spanish Fund)

Women As Architects And Owners Of Their Own Future
Women’s poverty is directly related to the absence of economic opportunities and autonomy, lack of access to economic resources, including credit, land ownership and inheritance, lack of access to education and support services and their minimal participation in the decision-making process.

Purpose of Programme
Drawing up an implementable Marginalized Communities Action Plan (MCAP) for four localities in South Africa, Mozambique, Swaziland and Zimbabwe. The aim being to energize Local Economic Development and Sustainable Livelihoods, which is owned and supported by women and their communities at large. This is supported by a capacity building program to ensure successful implementation and sustainability.

Women In Research 
A study of the research and publishing experience of women academics at selected Universities in South Africa: Barriers, challenges and good practice in Colleges of Economic and Management Sciences.

Purpose of Programme
A study that intends to contribute to the body of knowledge on gender in/equality in South Africa academia with a view to creating a more enabling and gender responsive environment for women in academia in general and specifically for women who have not established themselves as researchers and authors.

iGama la Makhosikazi (My Name is Woman)
The Makhosikazi project is a collaborative two-year project to empower women living on farms across South Africa to improve their quality of life and that of their families, enabling them to make informed choices and ultimately transfer their new found strength, leadership skills, life skills and knowledge to their children

Purpose of Programme
In addition, the project aims to impact the lives of women on farms through information and networking that will increase their access to public services and opportunities that are earmarked for rural women and their families such as:
• Accessing disability grants
• Information on bursaries for students
• Available SME funding and development opportunities
• Conferences and exchange opportunities for rural women

Women in Leadership Program  (SABS and the National Intelligence Agency)

The Women in Leadership Programme develops the leadership competencies of women leaders. It also facilitates transformation and organisational effectiveness; as well as enhancing gender equity.

Purpose of Programme

The programme aims at the development of leadership capacity to:

  • Facilitate mainstream gender, equity and empowerment support within the organisation;
  • Lead change and transformation processes;
  • Promote a learning and growth culture;
  • Develop a cadre of competent managers and leaders showing personal leadership, who can translate the strategy of the organisation into action;
  • Contribute to women as owners and promoters of their own careers;
  • Develop a leadership knowledge network in the organisation.