Women's Unit

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Gender Responsive Budgeting Initiative 2012

The women’s unit embarked on a research initiative in order to understand how government policy of women economic empowerment is supported by budget allocation. The Foundation employed the services of an economist to do the disaggregate analysis of the budget allocation of four government departments, with a particular eye on how their budget allocation drove…

The Little Black Book, A Resource Guide For Women Across South Africa

On a quest to be #Bold for Change on International Women’s Day, 250 women from all walks of life will gather at The Hilton hotel, to discuss and trade ideas on how to better empower the women of South Africa through access to information. This stimulating gathering of women will coincide with the launch of…

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Motsepe Foundation – Press Release: Little Black Book

The Motsepe Foundation Aims to Empower Women Through Access to Information On a mission to be bold for change and empower women at all levels with access to information, the Motsepe Foundation’s Women’s Unit will launch ‘The Little Black Book: A Resource Guide for Women Across South Africa. Johannesburg, Gauteng, 08 March 2017 – The…

The Development Forums National Workshop

The fourth Motsepe Foundation Development Forums National Workshop was successful, having received full attendance from the Forum’s members; chairpersons, religious and traditional leaders. Key points of discussion focused on; the handing over of equipment in Buffalo City, in East London, towards the development of 57 boxing clubs, as well as the press announcement of the…

The Future Belongs to the Educated & the Empowered

Youth Month has come and gone, but what remains is the legacy that it brings. Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe reminds us of the importance of education for our youth. The Future Belongs to the Educated & the Empowered Youth Day often conjures up the iconic image of Hector Pieterson’s body being carried by Mbuyisa Makhubo and…


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