Women for Peace is a non-profit organisation which was established in 1976 as the first non-racial women organisation whose mission at the time was to bring about peace and stability during the apartheid era when South Africa was ravaged by conflict and political violence. This happened when a concerned group of black and white women forged a partnership and instituted conflict management interventions aimed at promoting peace and stability.
As political developments were afoor in the late eighties to usher in a new dispensation in South Africa, in 1986 Women for Peace re-positioned itself and began to actively partner the socio-economic development endeavors of the state and other local and international social partners. We have done this by implementing social, educational, cultural and skills development interventions which are tailored at empowering women, school-going children, youth and the elderly with a view to promoting social cohesion, peace and stability in the poor communities of the Western Cape Province. Today the organisation is headquartered in Mfuleni township, and has a satellite multi-purpose center in Gugulethu township.
THE STAFF (Standing from the left): Mellissa Falatsa (After School Care), Nonkolelo Nonambane (Treasurer), Zoleka Gomo (Vice -Chairperson ), Thobeka Gcongca (Additional Member), Margaret Ncaphayi (Chairperson), Thandeka Tofu (Director)
not on the picture: Sikelelwa Nomatiti (Secretary)