You’re Invited To Nominate Candidates For The Commission For Gender Equality


Parliament has called on the public to nominate suitable candidates for the Commission for Gender Equality.

The public call for nominations to fill vacancies in the Commission was made in terms of the Commission for Gender Equality Act of 2013.

Aside the candidates being South African citizens who are fit and proper persons for appointment to the Commission, they are required to have a record of commitment to the promotion of gender equality.

And, must have applicable knowledge of and experience in matters connected with the objectives of the Commission.

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Nominations must contain the full name, address/email address and contact details of the person or organisation making the nomination, a signed acceptance of the nomination by the nominee and the nominee’s Curriculum Vitae (CV).

The CV must provide the nominee’s:

  • Full name, ID number and gender.
  • Contact details, including physical address, telephone/cell phone number and email address.
  • Relevant previous work experience (including relevant dates and organisations concerned), and
  • Academic qualifications.

From our gatherings, the list of applications or nominations received will be published on the parliamentary website to allow members of the public to comment on the suitability of candidates.

Also, nominations must reach Ms Neliswa Nobatana, Committee Secretary, 3rd Floor, 90 Plein Street, Cape Town, 8000 or P.O. Box 15, Cape Town, 8001, by no later than 23 January 2017.

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If you aren’t aware, section 187 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa of 1996 mandates the commission to promote respect for gender equality and to protect, develop and attain gender equality.

As such, the commission has powers and functions regulated by national legislation to monitor, investigate, research, educate, lobby, advise and report on issues concerning gender equality.

The President on the recommendation of Parliament, is empowered to appoint a member to the Commission for a term of office not exceeding five years.

Members whose terms have expired may be reappointed for one additional term and they can be full-time or part-time.