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For more information on
GETNET services,
contact Elizabeth Schutter at Getnet,
Tel +27-21 - 697-5355.

17 Garlandale Crescent
P O Box 333, Athlone
Cape Town 7760
South Africa

Tel +27 - 21- 697-5355
Fax +27- 21 - 697-5560


Consultancy Services

GETNET offers organisations, NGO's, government departments and the private sector a range of services that are in line with our current legislation, policies and transformation processes.

Due to our wide range of expertise GETNET is able to develop tailor - made services on request in the following areas:

Gender Awareness workshops

The Gender Awareness workshop is a beginner's course for men and women who have little or no previous training in gender - related issues.

This two - day course is outcomes - based and involves participatory learning methodology. Our experienced gender trainers make use of group work, discussion groups and stimulating debate to further the learning process.

The module covers the following basic concepts within gender theory and practice:

  • Unpacking the meaning of gender and gender issues
  • The social construction of gender relations theory
  • Gender analysis of ideology
  • An introduction to gender tools of analysis
This workshop is a compulsory requirement for entry into other GETNET courses that are available.

Gender Budget Training

For the past five years GETNET has worked with the Women's Budget Initiative to develop training materials based on the Women's Budget Research. As part of this initiative, we have provided training in Gender Budgeting to members of parliament and national provincial and local government.

Our training in gender analysis of government budgets is now also available to other institutions and organizations that would like to understand and plan a budget from a gender perspective.

After attending this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Draw the links between policy and budgets, both in relation to gender and in relation to policy frameworks
  • Analyze how different groups might benefit or be disadvantaged by particular revenue or expenditure items
  • Recognize the different interests at play in determining budgets

Diversity Training

In addition, GETNET has developed a course for valuing diversity and recognising difference. This programme integrates the legislative requirements to enable organisations to comply with legislation that requires diversity in the workplace.
It also enables organisations to understand the benefits accruing from having a diverse workforce.

This service is meant for corporate companies and other sectors of industry.

Other GETNET Services:

  • Programmatic
  • assessments and evaluation
  • Gender analysis of policy
  • Development of gender policies
  • Gender and organisational change
  • Gender Audits

The training workshops offered within GETNET Programmes (link) are also available on a consultancy basis.

In eight years of independent consultancy I have not worked with an organization that engenders so much respect and goodwill from clients, partners and participants.
- Jan Webster, external evaluator

I was sceptical at first. I was chosen by my organisation to attend this workshop without my input. I now feel empowered; it was a blessing that I was chosen. I want to be a trainer.
- Anonymous

At the beginning of the workshop, I felt I wanted to support the privileges of men. As the workshop continued, my thinking changed. I now favour privilege for both genders.
- Anonymous

The most valuable aspect of attending the workshop was that during the course of the programme, even during our breaks; the most incredibly rich tapestry of information emerged - which has more to do with our common humanity, than the differences between us
- Men & Masculinities Program, May 2002


A summary profile of services rendered to clients range from Government Departments (national, provincial and local government) to Non Governmental Organizations (NGO's), Community Based Organizations (CBO's) and Donor Agencies.


* South African Parliament
Dept. of Land Affairs - National and 9 provinces Offices of the Status on Women Eastern Cape, Free State, Mpumalanga, North West Province, Northern Cape
* Mpumalanga Provincial Administration
* South African National Parks Board
* Department of Welfare, Eastern Cape
* Department of Agriculture, Eastern Cape
* Department of Health -

* National Intelligence Agency
*Local Government, Overberg and Boland Districts
* Cape Town City Council








* Progressive Primary Health Care Network (PPHCN)
* People Opposing Women Abuse (POWA)
* National AIDS Convention of South Africa (NACOSA)
* Triangle
* Agency for Refugee Education Skills Training and Advocacy (ARESTA)
* Social Change Assistance Trust (SCAT)
* Trust for Community Outreach (TCOE)
* Lawyers for Human Rights (LHR)
* Women on Farms Project
* Grassroots Educare
* South African Development Education Project (SADEP)
* Development Action Group (DAG)
* Youth Development Network (YDN)
* Constitution and Bill of Rights Project
* Centre for Rural Legal Studies (Evaluation)







* Interfund
* SMME Network
* Diakonia
* Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA)
* Norwegian People's Aid (Angola)
* Swiss Development Cooperation (SDC)












* Development Bank South Africa (DBSA)
* Commission on Gender Equality (CGE)

* University of South Africa (UNISA)

* Austrian Development Cooperation Project Partners in Namibia
* Irish Aid, Ethiopia
* UNIFEM, Zimbabwe
* NGO Coalition, Swaziland

* Police and Prisons Civil Rights Union (POPCRU)
* Food and Allied Workers Union (FAWU)




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