Sorbet Man – Kyalami Corner joins Generation Gender (GenG) Mental Health Indaba!
We are thrilled to announce that Sorbet Man- Kyalami Corner, is joining us on November 11, 2023, at the Nelson Mandela Foundation in Houghton for the Mental Health Imbizo, themed Men at Work. Sorbet joins a range of partners who will bring their expertise as we address the pressing issue of escalating male suicide rates and promote better mental health among men. The imbizo seeks to empower men to become allies in the fight against gender-based violence (GBV).
The master of ceremonies will be comedian and entrepreneur David Kau, include artistic performances by Makhafula Vilakazi and Okolom, and feature various activities, including:
- Keynote addresses by influential figures like Dr. Jerry Mofokeng, Nick Nzama, Bongani Luvalo, Siv Ngesi, Ntsikelelo Mzimbomvu, and Siyabulela Jentile
- A mental health master class and dialogue with the Gentlemen’s Clinic, where experts from a men’s clinic and podcast will discuss critical health issues affecting men,
- Café sessions where men will gather in groups to explore interventions for mental health, destigmatize mental health discussions and engage in creative activities
- A self-care corner with fitness led by activist Siv Ngesi and grooming activities to highlight the importance of self-care as an intervention to combat mental health issues
“We are excited to welcome Sorbet Kyalami Corner to the Men at Work Imbizo as a contributing partner. Prioritizing self-care is part of a holistic approach to men’s health. We recognize that personal grooming is an important element of self-care, but we have to be cognizant that as a result of economic and social barriers, there may be men who may not have sufficient knowledge or understanding of self-care. This is where Sorbet comes in; their presence at the event will surely be beneficial”, says Zamayirha Peter Advocacy Communications Specialist and ACTIVATE Change Drivers! Communications Manager.
Generation G is a global program implemented in seven countries, including South Africa, aimed at creating gender-just and violence-free communities for young people in their full diversity. The Generation G South African Coalition comprises three partner organizations: Sonke Gender Justice, ACTIVATE! Change Drivers, and ActionAid South Africa, working together to advance the objectives of the Generation G program in South Africa.
Sorbet Man- Kyalami Corner, is a multifaceted men’s wellness salon based in Kyalami Corner. It prides itself in not being an ordinary grooming destination but a place where the art of grooming intertwines with the nurturing of mental well-being. The establishment understands that self-care is more than just a fresh haircut or a stylish beard trim; it’s about elevating your spirits and fostering inner peace. With a blend of top-notch grooming services and a supportive environment, Sorbet Man – Kyalami Corner, strives to help its clients look their best while feeling their best.