Wednesday, June 06, 2007

06 June – Gender

Today we spoke to Barbra Jackson – Founder and Co-director of MonkeyBiz South Africa. Monkeybiz is a non-profit, income-generating art and health project and about 450 women are involved in the beading project. Thanks to Barbra and her two co-founders Mathapelo Ngaka and Shirley Fintz the project has created employment and empowerment for disadvantaged women in the townships. For more information you can contact their offices at (021) 426 0145 or visit

We also spoke to Steve Kanyon and David Vandorsten – from Rainbow UCT. Rainbow UCT is a society for all people who appreciate sexual diversity. They offer support to people coming to terms with their own sexuality and strive to create an environment that is accepting, tolerant and free of homophobia both on campus and in the wider community. For more information visit or email to

Our last interview was with Fiona Tudor Price and Nicky Newman from Women in Film and TV or WIFT. WIFT is an international network of women dedicated to advancing professional development and achievement for women of all backgrounds working in all areas of film, television and other screen-based media. For more information contact their offices at (021) 794-2286 or visit
PIC: Members of WIFTSA Board 2007 (taken from

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