Zuma appoints nine for gender commission

zuma gender INLSA President Jacob Zuma. Picture: Bongiwe Mchunu

President Jacob Zuma appointed nine commissioners to the Commission for Gender Equality on Thursday, the presidency said.

“We wish all nine commissioners well as they execute their new duties,” Zuma said in a statement.

“As government we look forward to working with them in promoting gender equality and the protection, development and attainment of gender equality.”

Mfanozelwe Shozi was appointed as a full-time member and chairman with effect from June 1, 2012, to January 30, 2017, the presidency said in a statement.

Thoko Mpumlwana, Janine Hicks, Sylvia Desiree Stevens-Maziya, Wallace Amos Mgoqi, Ndileka Eumera Portia Loyilane and Nondumiso Maphazi Ranuga were all appointed as full-time members.

Lulama Nare and professor Amanda Gouws were appointed as part-time members.

The Commission for Gender Equality is tasked with promoting respect for gender equality and the protection, development and attainment of gender equality.

The functions of the Commission include the capacity to monitor, investigate, research, educate, lobby, advise and report on issues concerning gender equality.

Presidential spokesman Mac Maharaj said Zuma received recommendations for the appointment of the nine commissioners from the National Assembly. - Sapa


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