With the Winter School coinciding with Women’s Month, we are highlighting the contributions that women will be making to this year’s programme. Days before the Winter School starts on Tuesday 17 August there are 218 post-graduate students from disciplines as diverse as economics, law, public health and political science enrolled to attend, and of these 132 are women, over 60%!

For GTAC and DPME this is a positive step towards ensuring greater representation of women within public health, social science and economics and contributes to developing a pipeline of talented women in the field. According to GTAC’s acting head, Lindiwe Ndlela, “GTAC is committed to gender equality. We also want to nurture young talented women in the sector. The Winter School helps us to identify and develop a pipeline of up-and-coming female economists while also showcasing the many women who are trailblazers in their respective fields”.

We are also honoured to welcome several women who are leaders in their respective fields to participate as speakers. GTAC and DPME are committed to ensuring that their voices are both acknowledged and amplified, and that the students are exposed to these women as role models. Some of the women who will be participating are Professor Glenda Gray, the first female President and CEO of the South African Medical Research Council, Dr. Rhoda Wanyenze, Dean of Makerere University School of Public Health; Dr. Noluthando Nematswerani, a clinical risk specialist who manages the HIV portfolio in the clinical risk management unit at Discovery Health; and Ms Nompumelelo Mohohlwane, a Deputy Director in the Research Coordination, Monitoring and Evaluation Directorate at the Department of Basic Education.

Visit the website for a full programme and a more comprehensive list of the women who will be contributing as experts.

To register click here.

National Treasury Winter School Press Release.