Postgraduate Students

Mary is the Director of the Gender Equity Unit at the University of the Western Cape. She holds an MPhil in Southern African Political Studies and is currently pursuing her doctorate in Women and Gender Studies. Her interest includes women's and sexual rights and she has written and spoken on these subjects on different platforms.

Area of involvement:
Gender Studies

Yolandé Botha is a new Masters student in the Gender Studies Department. She will be commencing her research this year on South African infant feeding policy and the implications that this has for women’s lives with a particular focus on recent policy changes with regards to breastfeeding.

Area of involvement:
Gender Studies

Jan is an Honours student and Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellow (MMUF). Her Honours research focuses on masculinities, at the intersection of gender and race. She is a research intern at NICRO (National Institute for Crime Prevention and the Reintegration of Offenders), where she is conducting fieldwork for her Honours thesis. 

Area of involvement:
Gender Studies

Kirsty van Schalkwyk graduated in 2013 from the University of Cape Town (UCT) with a Bachelor's degree in Social Sciences. She is currently doing her Honours in Gender Studies. Kirsty has been a volunteer at Valkenberg Psychiatric Ward for over two years and continues to help others through volunteer programs. 

Area of involvement:
Gender Studies

My name is Tatenda Ann Chimbwanda. I did my undergrad at UCT and majored in International Relations and Gender Studies. I chose to do my post-grad in Gender and Transformation as l come from a very patriarchal society and l aspire to be a politician one day. 

Area of involvement:
Gender Studies