Sisonke Msimang

Sisonke Msimang

Senior Programmes Director
Sonke Gender Justice Network

Sisonke is a writer and activist who works on race, gender, democracy and politics. She has global, regional and national experience, having worked for the United Nations as well as within the civil society sector and in private philanthropy. Until November 2012, she led George Soros’ philanthropic efforts based in Johannesburg as the Executive Director of the Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA). Sisonke now works on human rights and Democracy with the Sonke Gender Justice Network, which has been a leading advocate of working with men and boys in promoting gender equality and is the author of a weekly column at the Daily Maverick, a leading South African online news daily.  


Global Networks Accelerate Rise of Women to Leadership Positions, from Global Women’s Networks: Unleashing Potential, German Marshall Fund, April 2013.


My Mother the accountant-activist-farmer: Ntombi Msimang (1951-2014), Daily Maverick, April 29, 2014

Zille-Ramphele split more dignified than protracted ANC spats, Mail & Guardian, February 7, 2014

On Truth & Reconciliation: Let’s begin with the simple complicated truth, Daily Maverick, December 19, 2013

It’s our party and we’ll boo if we want to, Daily Maverick, December 11, 2013

Cry Freedom, Daily Maverick, December 7, 2013

A Long Walk to Nkandla, Daily Maverick, December 5, 2013

Mandela: The man who taught me how to lead, Mail and Guardian,  July 5, 2013

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