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This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to member of parliament, Nomsa Marchesi from the Democratic Alliance. She serves on the portfolio committee of Higher Education, Science and Technology. We address the role of a country’s education systems, not just from the view of knowledge gain, the ability to access the job ma…
 
This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Prof. Ntombizozuko (Zozo) Dyani-Mhango, who is a Professor in the Department of Jurisprudence, Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria and inaugural fellow of the Pan African Scientific Research Council.Dyani-Mhango describes three critical functions in her portfolio: teaching, …
 
This week on Womanity-Women in Unity Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to South Africa’s High Commissioner to Canada, Sibongiseni Dlamini-Mntambo.We discuss feminisation of government services across the globe and increasing the ratio of female to male diplomats.In part, this trend takes consideration of the changing nature of diplomacy and internatio…
 
This week on Womanity-Women in Unity Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Member of Parliament, Liezl Van der Merwe from the Inkatha Freedom Party. She serves on several parliament committees, namely: Multi-Party Women's Caucus; Portfolio Committee on Home Affairs; Portfolio Committee on Social Development; Joint Committee on Ethics and Members Intere…
 
This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Member of Parliament, Thandiswa Marawu from the African Transformation Movement. She serves on several parliament commitees, namely: Multi-Party Women's Caucus; Portfolio Committee on Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs; Portfolio Committee on Human Settlements, Wat…
 
This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Member of Parliament and National Chairperson of Economic Freedom Fighters, Ntombovuyo Veronica Mente. She serves on the Standing Committee of the Auditor General and Standing Committee of Public Accounts. Mente emphasises the importance of not just speaking about issues that a…
 
In Womanity-Women in Unity this week, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka chats to Member of Parliament (MP), Heloïse Denner from the Freedom Front Plus. She serves on the Portfolio Committee for Employment and Labour. Denner shares some of the responsibilities associated with being an MP, emphasising oversight of government departments and being able to make…
 
This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Member of Parliament, Nazley Sharif, from the Democratic Alliance.She serves on the portfolio committees of the Multi-Party Women’s Caucus and Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities. Our discussion with her also reflects on Freedom Day, which is commemorated on April 27.The…
 
This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Professor Elizabeth Makhatha, who is head of the Engineering Metallurgy Department in the Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment at the University of Johannesburg. Makhatha walks us through her career journey, starting from humble beginnings fueled by dreams, hope and…
 
This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Professor Fiona Tregenna who holds the DST/NRF South African Research Chair in Industrial Development, and is a Professor of Economics at the University of Johannesburg. Tregenna shares how her commitment to social justice stemming from early activism and interest in politics m…
 
This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Professor Hanneke Takkenberg, who is Co-Executive Director of the Erasmus Centre for Women and Organisations (ECWO) at Rotterdam School of Management at Erasmus University. She is also a Clinical Epidemiologist and Professor of Clinical Decision-making in Cardiothoracic Interve…
 
This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Professor Helena Barnard who heads up the doctoral programme at the University of Pretoria’s Gordon Institute of Business Science. We consider the importance of building world class research institutions in Africa specifically, as opposed to out-of-continent countries, that foc…
 
This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to the Minister of Forestry and Fisheries and Environmental Affairs, Barbara Creecy. The Department’s mission is to provide leadership in environmental management, conservation and protection towards sustainability for the benefit of South Africans and the global community. Three …
 
In this final episode of a five-part podcast series celebrating the 25th anniversary of the South African Human Rights Commission, we look at a recent and important investigation. In this investigation the Commission found that raw sewerage was flowing through the Emfuleni Local Municipality and into the Vaal River and that this violated the rights…
 
This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, in recognition of International Women’s Day, which is celebrated annually on the 8th of March, today’s series takes us around the world, to hear international voices of ambassadors and high commissioners from different countries that have featured on the show. The theme for International Women’s Day this year, …
 
This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, in recognition of International Women’s Day, which is celebrated annually on the 8th of March, today’s series takes us around the world, to hear international voices of ambassadors and high commissioners from different countries that have featured on the show. The theme for International Women’s Day this year, …
 
One way the South African Human Rights Commission furthers a culture of human rights in the country is by ensuring that a balance is struck between the individual rights of some and the individual rights of others. In this episode, we look at what this means in practice by examining the case of Gretha Wiid, a Christian educator and sex educationist…
 
This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to the Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Candith Mashego-Dlamini. We discuss the Department’s vision for an African continent that is prosperous, peaceful, democratic, non-racial, non-sexist and united and which contributes to a world that is just and equ…
 
This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to the Deputy Minister of Sports, Arts and Culture - Nocawe Mafu. We discuss the Department’s role in national building and social cohesion. We consider the integrated effects of various government departments working collectively to prevent gender based violence and femicide. Com…
 
In this episode, we examine the case of MT, an asylum seeker originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo whose refugee status remained unresolved for almost a decade. We refer to MT’s case to illustrate that anyone and everyone in South Africa has the right to approach the SAHRC to lay a complaint if they feel that their rights – from the …
 
This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland. In the second part of this two part interview the Secretary General reflects on some of the pioneering work she has done to demonstrate the economic cost of domestic violence – extending across the public sector, loss of profita…
 
This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland. In the first part of this two part interview, the Secretary General provides some context about the Commonwealth, describing it as an association of 54 independent and equal countries, comprising almost a third of the world’s po…
 
This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Nicky Newton-King, who is the former CEO of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and spent over two decades with the JSE in various positions. She played prominent roles in the transformation and modernisation of the Exchange with respect to gender, race and technology. Diversity sh…
 
This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to the African Union Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology - Professor Sarah Mbi Enow Anyang Agbor. We discuss some of the strategies underway at the African Union to build the Africa we want by facilitating knowledge, building bridges and promoting human capita…
 
The South African Human Rights Commission has dealt with a number of complaints of racism in the last years under its mandate to protect and promote human and socio-economic rights of everyone living in South Africa.In this episode, we discuss some of these cases, such as those of Adam Catzavelos and Angelo Agrizzi, and look at how the Commission i…
 
This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to the Minister of Gender and Children’s Affairs of Sierra Leone, Minister Manti Tarawalli who shares how her formative years led her to pursue a life of service and make a difference to the lives of people in Sierre Leone. To accelerate gender equality, we discuss the importance …
 
This week on Womanity-Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to award winning South African actress, director and producer Gina Shmukler, whose work has spanned film, television and theatre; locally and internationally. We discuss some of the milestones in her career, driven in part by mentors who inspired her to succeed in different roles.…
 
This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to reigning Miss SA 2020 Shudufhadzo Musida about the pageant, how it has impacted on her life and some of the responsibilities that come with being Miss SA and serving as an ambassador to her country and continent. We discuss some of the social issues that Shudu is passionate a…
 
Welcome to Womanity Women in Unity, this is our last broadcast of 2020 and we use this show to consider some of the lessons learned as well as inspirations for progress and success, by playing back some impactful segments with guests over the past year. The former Deputy Minister of Defence and former Deputy Minister of Health, Nozizwe Madlala-Rout…
 
Welcome to Womanity Women in Unity, this episode reflects on equality for women through perspectives of past gains, present actions and future intent from guests that have participated in the program this year. Prof Julie Wells (Head of the Isikhumbuzo Applied History Unit at Rhodes University) highlights some of the resistance movements over the l…
 
This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Dr. Leila Fourie, the CEO of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange who is also the Co-Chair of the United Nations Global Investors for Sustainable Development. Dr. Fourie reflects on some of her milestones in relation to contributing to people’s development and changing lives, noti…
 
This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Dr. Matshidiso Moeti, who is the World Health Organisation’s (WHO)Regional Director for Africa, and is the first woman to hold this appointment. Dr. Moeti reflects on a few of her career milestones which progressively established links between public health, illness and socio…
 
These podcasts look at the work of the Gauteng provincial office of the South African Human Rights Commission as part of the 25-year celebrations of the Commission. In this episode, Legal Officer Zamakhize Mkhize looks back at the case of Martha Marais, who was chained to a bench at Mamelodi Hospital in Pretoria. It is a good example of how the Com…
 
The South African Human Rights Commission celebrates its 25 years of promoting and protecting the human and socio-economic rights of everyone living in South Africa.To celebrate this anniversary, this podcast series will look at the work of the Gauteng provincial office of the SAHRC over the last years. This is an introduction.…
 
This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Busisiwe Mavuso, the CEO of Business Leadership South Africa (BLSA), an independent association of leaders from South Africa’s largest organisations that strives to build a competitive business environment. We discuss corporate policy as a mechanism to drive the gender agenda…
 
This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Financial Services Director – Soula Proxenos (Africa Finance Corporation, First Housing Finance, Women’s Development Investment Holdings etc…). Women’s Development Investment Holdings is a women-led group with a focus on funding and supporting female entrepreneurs to transfor…
 
This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Dr Elize Esterhuizen, who is responsible for the Management of the Trauma Unit and Casualty Department at Pelonomi Hospital in the Free State. We discuss some of the environmental stresses that managing COVID-19 has exerted on working conditions and the physical and emotional…
 
This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to CEO – WDB Investment Holdings – Faith Khanyile. WDB is a women-led group with a focus on funding and supporting female entrepreneurs to transform South Africa’s business and social landscape by empowering women. Women in rural areas tend to be the most marginalised in South A…
 
This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Nomcebo Zikode – who is the songstress and voice behind the massive global hit ‘Jerusalema’, which has sparked the worldwide dance #JerusalemaChallenge. We talk about the making of Jerusalema and how Nomcebo draws on her own life to inspire her lyrics and music. We discuss he…
 
This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to multi-award winning actress Connie Chiume, who was a nurse and a teacher before her acting career launched; her debut role being an international production with performances in Greece and Israel. We reflect on life in South Africa during the 70s and the restrictions she expe…
 
This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Professor Feroza Motara, who is the Head of Emergency Medicine at Wits University and Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital. Our conversation highlights some of the new realities facing healthcare practitioners in the era of COVID-19, from logistical changes to prot…
 
This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Professor Anita Bosch, who is an associate professor at the University of Stellenbosch Business School, South Africa, where she holds the USB Research Chair dedicated to the study of women at work. Our discussion focusses on how to increase the proportion of women on boards a…
 
This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to former Deputy Minister of Defence and Deputy Minister of Health, Nozizwe Madlala-Routledge, who reflects on some of the influences in her journey to politics, from foundational schooling at Inanda Seminary, whose motto is, ‘Shine where you are’; to her introduction to Steve B…
 
This week’s episode of Womanity - Women in Unity is dedicated to the memory of Edna Molewa, Minister of Environmental Affairs, South Africa, who sadly passed away two years ago on 22 September 2018. Her memory is a lasting legacy in the fight for gender equality. Our conversation reflects on the progress women have made in South Africa, particularl…
 
This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Professor Julia Wells, who is Associate Professor Emeritus and Head of the Isikhumbuzo Applied History Unit at Rhodes University. Given that we are in heritage month, we reflect on the past and poignant moments for women in South Africa’s history, highlighting some of the res…
 
This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Dr. Nadine Lake, the Director of Gender Studies in the Centre for Gender and Africa Studies at the University of the Free State. We discuss feminism as a theory that challenges normative patriarchal and capitalist societies to reconsider the way that people think about realit…
 
This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Professor Gillian Drennan, Head of School of Geoscience at WITS University. She is a member of the Geological Society of South Africa (GSSA) and the International Geoscience Education Organization (IGEO) and also serves as Chairperson for the Museum Consultative Committee as …
 
This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to Professor Lenore Manderson, Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Medical Anthropology in the School of Public Health at the University of the Witwatersrand; she also holds appointments with Brown University, US, and Monash University, Australia. Prof. Manderson unpack…
 
This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to the Deputy Minister in the Presidency for Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities - Hlengiwe Mkhize. Who previously served as Minister of Higher Education and Training; Minister of Home Affairs; Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services; Deputy Minister of …
 
This week on Womanity – Women in Unity, Dr. Amaleya Goneos-Malka talks to the High Commissioner of New Zealand to South Africa – Sarah Lee. High Commissioner Lee shares some of the landmarks in her career and work being undertaken in the 12 African countries that fall into her current portfolio; and she emphasises the value of teams and how collect…
 
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