Call for Nominations and Applications for Individuals to Serve as Commissioners to the Commission for Gender Equality

The Portfolio Committee on Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities invites members of the public and organisations to nominate suitable candidates for appointment to serve in the Commission for Gender  Equality as Commissioners mandated by the Commission for Gender Equality Act, 2013. All applicants will be required to complete a google form on the Parliamentary website or via WhatsApp on 083 709 8472.

A list of shortlisted candidates and their resumes will be published on the Parliamentary website to allow members of the public to comment on the suitability of candidates. All applications will be in line with Protection of Personal Information Act No.4 of 2013, and Employment Equity Act No.55 of 1998.

The Commission has in terms of section 187 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 a mandate to promote respect for gender equality and protection, development and attainment of gender equality. It has powers and functions as regulated by national legislation to monitor, investigate, research, educate, lobby, advise and report on issues concerning gender equality.

The President will, on recommendation of Parliament, appoint a member to the Commission for a term of office not exceeding five years. The members of the Commission may be appointed as full-time or part-time.  Any person, whose term of office as a member of the Commission has expired, may be reappointed for one additional term.

The candidates must be South African citizens who are fit and proper persons for appointment to the Commission and are broadly representative of South African community, have a record of commitment to the promotion of gender equality and have applicable knowledge of and experience in matters connected with the objects of the Commission.

Nominations must contain the full name, address/email address and contact details of the person or organisation making nomination, a signed acceptance of the nomination by nominee including the nominee.

Closing date for applications is midnight on 18 July 2022.

Enquiries: Miss Neliswa Nobatana (Committee Secretary), cell: 083 709 8472, email: (for nominations only).

Issued by Ms CN Ndaba, MP, Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities