Dumisani Rebombo

Community Education and Mobilization Manager

Dumisani Rebombo is Sonke Gender Justice’s Provincial Community Education and Mobilization Manager.

He holds a bachelor’s degree in theology and started his gender activism work at The Olive Leaf Foundation as a strategic manager, overseeing Programme design, and strategic planning. The advent of the global MenEngage network saw him appointed as the first Regional Coordinator for East and Southern Africa’s network, a position he held for three years.

Dumi, as affectionately known, was part of the four people who conceptualized the birth of Sonke Gender Justice in 2007, later joined Sonke Gender Justice from 2011 till 2019 as a National Unit Manager. He resigned in 2019 to head an NGO called Yanani Community Project, only to return to Sonke Gender Justice in 2021 as one of their provincial managers.

He is an ardent Research Interventionist, who implemented four gendered Randomised Controlled Trials at Sonke, and together with esteemed scientist nationally and abroad, continues to co-author gender papers and articles. He has helped develop gender and Toolkit manuals for girls, boys, men, and women as a member of the South African Research Council’s ethics committee as well as in his various roles at ABinBev, CARE-Lesotho, The SA Bishops Council and the South African National AIDS Council.

Dumi has delivered countless presentations and conducted several skills-building workshops at national and international platforms. He continues to work with different stakeholders including the feminist movement, learning, and sharpening his understandings of ‘accountability first’ before action.