I am a widow with two daughters, currently self-employed managing a company that focuses on socio-economic empowerment for women. I hold a Master’s Degree in Community Health with the then Rand Afrikaans University, now called University of Johannesburg.
I served in the Presidency, in the Ministry of Women, Children and People with Disabilities as the Chief Director for eight years, worked in various women NGOs managing programmes of gender equality, Violence against Women and Children, capacity building, material development, gender mainstreaming, advocacy and activism for twenty years. I gained a wealth of experience in the areas of Women empowerment and Development including Monitoring and Evaluation, Research and Policy development.
After having gained the wealth of experience on women empowerment and development, I represented the Ministry of Women, Children and People with Disability in various international forums including the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) in New York, SADC, Parliamentary Portfolio Committees and Cabinet. I successfully lead the development and ratification of Gender Protocol in SADC Heads of State in 2008 under the chairmanship of President T Mbeki. The Gender Protocol is currently being implemented by member states that ratified the protocol.