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Wessel Van Den Berg

Research Manager, Stellenbosch University

Wessel van den Berg is the father of two young children and works as the Research, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Unit Manager at Sonke Gender Justice. Key projects that he has contributed to include the MenCare Global Fatherhood Campaign, the State of South Africa’s Fathers report series, advocacy for the prohibition of corporal punishment in all settings, and the promotion of gender equal parental leave. He has worked as a kindergarten teacher, counsellor, researcher and activist. He holds a BPhil and MPhil in Sustainable Development, and a PhD in Sociology, at Stellenbosch University. His doctoral study was about the engagement of South African men in a feminist ethic of care.


  • 2021–present
    Research, Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning Manager, Sonke Gender Justice


  • 2022 
    Stellenbosch University, PhD Sociology