Media Advisory


15 November 2021


The Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) and the Department of Social Development (DSD) are hosting a conversation on challenging the culture of toxic masculinity to combat violence.  


The engagement, hosted under the theme: “Moving from toxic masculinity to positive masculinity”, seeks to highlight the role that the culture of toxic masculinity has in perpetuating Gender-Based Violence and Femicide (GBVF).


South Africa is experiencing a pandemic of GBVF and efforts are being made by government and civil society to educate communities and individuals on matters related to reporting, prevention and empowerment.  


These efforts include sensitising men, women and children on some of the societal norms that continue to contribute to the GBFV scourge.


Through this webinar, the GCIS and DSD are implementing the social behavioural change goals outlined in the National Strategic Plan on GBVF as adopted by Cabinet in 2020.


Members of the media are invited to engage in the conversation scheduled as follows:


Date: Tuesday - 16 November 2021

Time: 10h00 – 12h00

RSVP: Nomfundo Xulu-Lentsoane on 066 480 6845 / Makhosazana Mavuso on 072 732 9381


Tshegofatso Modubu (GCIS) on 083 276 0786 and Lumka Oliphant (DSD) on 083 484 8067


Issued by Government Communication and Information System