Nina Benjamin, Associate

Nina BenjaminWhat Nina does with G@W

Nina works on the South African G@W FLOW programme as a facilitator and mentor.

Year she joined G@W


…and why

In Nina’s words: “Gender at Work offered me the opportunity to explore new ways of working towards gender equality – particularly in the context of the trade union movement.”

Where else she has worked

Nina is presently working in the Labour Research Service (LRS) and before that, she worked as a community development facilitator for Khanya College, as an academic development officer and education policy researcher at the University of the Western Cape, as an adult educator at the University of Cape Town, as a community theatre practitioner, and as a high school teacher.

Other work on gender and institutional change

Nina works full time for the Labour Research Service (LRS) as the Gender Programme Coordinator.

Recent writing

“The Transformation of Work, Challenges and Strategies” - Bringing Back the Heart: The Gender at Work Action Learning Process with Four South African Trade Unions
(Michel Friedman, Nina Benjamin and Shamim Meer, Solidarity Centre, 2013)

Recommended Book

The Spinning Heart by Donal Ryan - some heart breaking stories of personal struggles in the aftermath of Ireland’s financial collapse.

Dreams & Passions

“I am passionate about life, and all there is to learn from our everyday connections to each other.”


Phone: 084 322 3313