Avril Campher

Corporate Responsibility Manager and Project Manager for TEC South Africa, Cummins Africa Middle-East  Avril works to improve the quality of educational systems to ensure that the students of today are ready for the workforce of tomorrow, and that Cummins operations lead to a cleaner, healthier, and safer environment as well as increase opportunity and equity for those most in need. … Read More

Vusi Godfrey Ndukuya

Founder of Junior Citizens Southern Africa Vusi founded Junior Citizens South Africa to build the knowledge and capacity of local communities to actively participate in democratic and governance processes related to gender issues, including empowering victims of human trafficking and advocacy around social determinants of gender inequality such as climate and sustainability. He holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management. … Read More

Unathi Mahlati

Program Officer, Just Detention International-South Africa (JDI-SA) Unathi is passionate about protecting and advancing the rights of marginalized and vulnerable populations, particularly incarcerated women and girls. She is equally passionate about storytelling and using theatre as a tool for reflection, healing, and shining a spotlight on contested issues. She conducts research, provides technical support to the Department of Correctional Services’ … Read More

Soretha Venter

Human Rights Project Specialist, CALIBRICS Soretha designs and implements projects centered around human rights, public administration, and gender equity initiatives. She is passionate about realizing and advancing the rights of girls and women in Africa and South Africa, and has a special interest in effective leadership. Soretha has a master’s degree in law and is currently working toward obtaining her … Read More

Rethabile Mosese

Legal and State Actor Engagement Program Manager, Lawyers against Abuse (LvA) Rethabile provides holistic legal and psychosocial support to victims of gender-based violence in Diepsloot. Before joining Lawyers against Abuse (LvA), Rethabile served her articles of clerkship at the University of Pretoria Law Clinic. Her area of interest lies in constitutional and human rights and she is a passionate advocate … Read More

René du Plessis

Human Resources Administrator, Cummins Africa Middle-East René assists in the deployment of a broad range of human resources processes. Her career spans over 30 years in related administrative roles for large corporations. She also led the Cummins Magwa Community Involvement Team committee, ensuring corporate sustainability projects and initiatives were executed in line with Cummins’ Corporate Responsibility Strategy.   René’s true passion … Read More

Ntuthu Mbiko-Motshegoa

National Chairperson, African Farmers Association of South Africa – Women’s Desk Ntuthu is a beef cattle farmer and agripreneur (agricultural entrepreneur) known as the “Offal Queen.” She champions active participation and sustainable programs for women in agribusiness and the biodiversity economy.  Ntuthu monitors, assesses, and  influences the implementation of policies that affect women’s participation in agribusiness. She also develops and … Read More

Ntokozo KaMadlala Nxumalo

Senior Programmes Manager, Project Empower Ntokozo is a social justice activist and advocate committed to community mobilization for advancing women’s rights. She is a feminist who strongly believes that elevating women’s voices and participation is critical in decision making processes. In her current role, with Project Empower, a Durban based NGO that works on challenging and changing social norms and … Read More

Nqabakazi Mathe

Director, Pietermaritzburg Agency for Community Social Action (PACSA) Nqabakazi is a social activist who leads the work of activists fighting against abuse and victimization of women, especially sex workers and victims of gender-based violence. She has 16 years of program management experience empowering and transforming communities in the fields of agriculture, forestry, land reform, orphaned and vulnerable children, human rights, … Read More

Nomzamo Gcwensa

Founder and Executive Director, The Bold Empowered Affirmed Revived (BEAR) Foundation Nomzamo is a social entrepreneur and an advocate for change.  She founded The Bold Empowered Affirmed Revived (BEAR) Foundation to empower girls, promote social and health education and work readiness, and connect youth to opportunities. She is a passionate activist for the education and development of women and girls. … Read More