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COSATU Gender Program on 16th Days of Activism against Gender based Violence 25th November - 10th December 2016

Province/Affiliate Date Activity Venue Contact Time

Western Cape

24 Nov 2016

Blitzing - GBV awareness raising and young women recruitment

Cape Town and Bellville stations

Lumka Tamboer
021 448-0046


25 Nov 2016

Court picket perpetrators of GBV appearing on charges of murder and possession of female body parts.

Mokerong Magistrate court in Mokopane - Mokopane Local

Fanyana Shadung(Local chairperson
072 534 9490
Vanga Matjiu(local secretary)
079 696 1487


25 Nov 2016

Distribution of GBV pamphlets led by male comrades and sending the message “ Not in our name”

Tubatse Crossing Mall- Tubatse Local

Kibi Lesufi(Local Secretary)
076 441 8503/076 063 0144


25 Nov 2016

All unions hang orange ballons in their offices to show the start/support of the 16th Days of activism against GBV and post pictures of those ballons in social media

Trade union offices

Affiliates provincial secretaries and gender coordinators

Gauteng 29 Nov 2016

Awareness raising on GBV

  • Fun walk
  • Self defence lessons
  • Commemoration
West Rand Simunye sport ground ( West rand cluster) Natalia Mothapo
011 403 - 0990
Western Cape 29 Nov 2016 Gender open dialogue on GBV focus(men & boys)
Male cdes pledging
Ashley Kriel Community house Lumka Tamboer
021 448-0045
Limpopo 30 Nov 2016 Bandana day all comrades are expected to wear an Orange Bandana in solidarity of the survivors of GBV. Wear trade union T/shirt with Bandana, take pictures paste to Social Media Workplaces areas
Trade union offices
Toekie Kgabo
072 138 3042
Thando Makitla
082 808 3167
Beauty Nchabeleng
072 468 8498
Mosley Molepo
072 102 7667
Welheminah Modise
073 977 8538
Western Cape 1st Dec 2016

Commemoration of World aids in the fight against HIV, remembering those who passed on and in support of the HIV and Aids/TB survivors

  • Candle Light Night Vigil
Community House Lumka Tamboer
021 448-0045
13h00 - 14h00
Western Cape 1st Dec 2016 Night Vigil in Parliament and handing memorandum to the speaker of parliament
Calling for fast tracking discussions on child maintenance issues
Parliament Lumka Tamboer
021 448-0045
18h00 - till late
Limpopo 05 Dec 2016 Attend court proceedings of the ANC regional secretary charged with rape in support of the rape survivor Mokopane Magistrate court - Mokopane local Fanyana Shadung(local chair)
072 534 9490
Vanga Matjiu
079 696 1487
Limpopo 07 Dec 2016

Focus areas :-

  • Motivation for school learners
  • Anti-Drug and alcohol abuse program
  • Morale support for member who had been in for a long time
Greater Letaba Local Beauty Nchabeleng
072 468 8498
Gauteng 07 Dec 2016

Picket at the office of COJ

  • Follow up of international Decent Work day demanding the mayor to apologise on his sexist statements to women of S.A.
Mayor’s offices COJ Natalia Mothapo
011 403 - 0990
(Western Cape)
08 Dec 2016

Engage the company for development of a call center for the survivors of the GBV / sexual harassment

  • Reporting the cases
  • Counselling for survivors
  • Rehabilitation for perpertrators
PnP H.Q Kenilworth Lumka Tamboer
021 448 - 0045
Limpopo 09 Dec 2016 Provincial activity - motorgate around Polokwane town hanging Orange Ballons on cars in solidarity to survivors of GBV Polokwane CBD Toekie Kgabo
072 138 3042
Thando Makitla
082 808 3167
Beauty Nchabeleng
072 468 8498
Mosley Molepo
072 102 7667
Welheminah Modise
073 977 8538
Gauteng/SACCAWU TBC Picket to Shoprite in demand for company to provide reliable and safe transport for late trading Shoprite regional offices Natalia Mothapo
011 403 - 0090
Limpopo 25 January 2017 Picket at Thohoyandou Magistrate bail application hearing for medical doctor who murdered University Student - doctors appeal on self defence Thohoyandou Magistrate Court Shonisani Sigudu (local chair)
079 395 8760
Mashudu Masindi(local sec)
072 400 9098

For more information call the Gender Activities Contact: Gertrude Mtsweni, COSATU National Gender Coordinator at 0828292966