Mbuyiselo Botha

Mbuyiselo Botha joined Sonke in July 2008 as a One Man Can Coordinator. He worked extensively as the dissemination officer for the International Red Cross based in South Africa in the 80s. He was a founder member of the South African Men’s Forum and is currently the secretary general of the Forum where he deals with issues of advocacy, training and community based structure building. Mbuyiselo’s involvement with the forum has spanned from the dawn of democracy to date. He is also a member of the national steering committee for the planning of the annual activities for the 16 Days of activism against violence against women and children campaign. Mbuyiselo writes a weekly column called man to man talk for the national newspaper the Sunday Sun and is a frequent radio and television commentator on issues relating to the abuse of women and children in South Africa. In 2007, during a women’s day celebration speech in Galeshewe near Kimberly, President Thabo Mbeki singled Mbuyiselo out for special praise and expressed his appreciation for Mbuyiselo’s work done with men for gender equality in South Africa. Mbuyiselo is a humorous, warm, people centered person.

The title of his lecture is: “Why it is critical to work with men to address gender based violence”

Last Modified: Tue, 16 Jul 2013 11:32:59 SAST