Parliament endorses 6 names for gender commission

2017-06-06 19:13
Parliament. (Jan Gerber, News24)

Parliament. (Jan Gerber, News24)

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Cape Town - Parliament on Tuesday formally endorsed six names to serve on the Commission for Gender Equality.

The six received overwhelming support from 284 MPs, following interviews and screenings by the ad hoc committee on gender equality.

They are:
1. Ms Tamara Eugenia Mathebula
2. Ms Nthabiseng Moleko
3. Mr Sediko Daniel Rakolote
4. Ms Nthabiseng Sepanya Mogale
5. Ms Sethembiso Promise Mthembu
6. Dr Praveena Sukhraj-Ely

The names will be sent to President Jacob Zuma for approval. They will take office for a five-year term.

"With the recent surge in the killing of women and children in South Africa, the CGE faces the mammoth task of demystifying gender oppression and leading the struggle against patriarchy and to promote the attainment of gender equality in South Africa," the ANC said in a statement.

The commission is tasked with promoting and protecting gender equality in South Africa. It undertakes research, public education, policy development, legislative initiatives, monitoring, and litigation.

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