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Portrait of Mapula

Mapula Gethe

I strongly believe in the principle of “motho ke motho ka batho,” which emphasizes the interconnectedness of humanity. The journey of motherhood requires the support and involvement of the community to navigate its highs and lows, and Mamandla provides that space for each fellow to thrive.

Portrait of Thando

Thandoluhle Vilakazi

Being a Mamandla Fellow/Alumni holds immense significance for me. It means being part of a vibrant community of inspiring individuals who share a common goal of uplifting mothers.

Potrait of Kebotlhale

Kebotlhale Motseothata

Being a Mamandla fellow is important to me as I am passionate about helping mothers who continue to face a triple oppression of race, class, and gender.

Portrait of Rowlene

Rowlene Jantjes

Frequently, the gritty, unpretty side of motherhood is overlooked. I want women to know that they have the right to question at every stage of motherhood, that they have a voice and that it deserves to be heard. The less isolated we feel, the more we can harness strength in unity and empowering each other.

Portrait of Lutfiyah

Lutfiyah Suliman

I’ve experienced and learned a lot in the last few years of mothering that prompted my interest in care, social reproduction and matrescence.

Portrait of Kefilwe

Kefilwe Sibenya

To be a Mamandla Fellow to me means that, I am able to lift up the banner and stand firm on the wings of change, to be part of a transformation that enables me to embrace my uniqueness . I am able to share space and thoughts with women who are driven by the same conviction of driving towards becoming a collective voice for those misunderstood or unheard. Mamandla Fellow programme is an enabler to become, to be equipped to stand for what I needed most in crucial times in my life as a young mother.

Portrait of Bolanle

Bolanle Enang

Being a Mamandla fellow as a health professional means an opportunity to bridge the gap between clinician and patient, to be part of the solution and not the problem. It’s an opportunity to not only hold a space for them but to learn how to advocate for a better future.

Portrait of Bongie

Bongie Msibi

I have contributed to holding the South African government accountable for this inhuman practice, from the National DoH to Section 19 organizations such as the Commission for Gender Equity and the office of the Public Protector.

Portrait of Kudzai

Kudzai Fatokun

Being selected as a Mamandla Fellow/Alumni holds profound significance for me. It signifies an opportunity to collaborate with like-minded individuals, nurture my leadership abilities, and make a meaningful impact in the field of motherhood support and advocacy. I am thrilled to join a community that shares my unwavering passion for empowering mothers and driving positive change in the lives of families.