Mabusi Kgwete



1.    Submitted an article titled Beyond denial – women’s dilemmas and choices around HIV-testing, treatment and disclosure for Agenda Feminist Journal Issue 75 on HIV/AIDS and Reproductive Rights 2008
2.    Submitted an article titled Becoming a Survivor for Uncut Magazine – loveLife 2009
3.    I wrote a feature for UKZNTouch on Private defence as justification for battered women – to be published
4.    Co-authored a chapter on Children Participating in governance in South Africa to be published
5.    Translated a children booklet Live Life – Phila Impilo – Children advocate best practices for healing from English to isiZulu for the Young Insights for Planning 2008
6.    Co- authored and co-translated Partners in Transformation – Building Local Government second edition training manual from English to IsiZulu for the Democracy Development Programme (DDP) 2007

Leadership and Community Service

Feb 2009 to date – Board Member of the Amphimarket Association
2004 to date - Volunteer facilitator for South Coast Ecotherapy Project
2005 to 2008 - Advisor or caregiver - Life Hunters Children’s Programme
2005 to 2006 - Member of UGU District Municipality Youth Unit
2005 to 2006 - Member of Hibiscus Coast Municipality Youth Unit
2004 to 2006 - Deputy Chairperson of Ward 28 Local Youth Unit - Hibiscus Coast Municipality
2004 - Accredited Observer with IEC

Work Experience

iMEDIATE Development Communications (June 2006 to date)
•    Editorial/research assistant and facilitator (Part-time permanent)- responsible for assisting in research and development of training materials; documentation; facilitation of workshops with children and young people; and updating the website.
Practical Christian Ministries (April 2004-May 2006)
•    HIV and AIDS Home Based Care Pilot Project Coordinator - responsible for recruiting Home - Based care workers, organising training workshops; liaising with relevant departments; monitoring the project; report writing.
•    Receptionist - responsible for handling front office duties
•    Gender Programme coordinator - responsible for the implementation and coordination of the programme in rural areas; organising community workshops, campaigns and assisting women groups in setting up cooperatives and other relevant issues and report writing
•    Children and Youth coordinator - responsible for organizing meetings and workshops; liasing with partner organizations; report writing.
Ziphakamise - LoveLife Franchise (September 2002 - December 2003)
•    Debate groundBreaker - was responsible for identifying schools, recruiting learners and educators, training co-facilitators (izimpintshi), educators and learners 'The World Schools Debating Style', organising league competitions.

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