M. Botha joined Sonke in July 2008 and is the organisation’s Media and Government Liaison. Through his advocacy work, Mbuyiselo has been featured in hundreds of newspaper, radio and television features and interviews and is widely recognized for his work in South Africa and across the world. Prior to joining Sonke, he worked as the dissemination officer for the International Red Cross based in South Africa in the 1980s and was a founder member and Secretary General of the South African Men’s Forum where he dealt with issues of advocacy, training and community based structure building. Mbuyiselo co-hosts weekly talkshows on many commercial and community radio stations, reaching millions of listeners each week. He is the deputy chair of Lifeline Southern Africa. In 2007, during a women’s day celebration speech in Galeshewe near Kimberly, President Thabo Mbeki singled Mbuyiselo out for special praise and expressed his appreciation for Mbuyiselo’s work done with men for gender equality in South Africa.
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