Gertrude Fester

Professor Gertrude Fester was born in Cape Town in 1952. In 1975, she started teaching at the high school level and continued a career in education for over 40 years. In the 1980’s she began fighting against the injustices of apartheid. During her career, Fester founded various women’s organisations, including the Gender Advocacy Programme and Women’s Education & Artistic Voice Expression (WEAVE).