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CGE To Conduct Transformation Hearings in the Private and Public Sector

ByRomio Ndove

Nov 28, 2022

The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) will on 29-30 November 2022, conduct Employment Equity Hearings on the review of transformation in the public and private sector.

In accordance with the powers outlined in the CGE Act, as amended, the CGE continuously draws a sample of Directors General (DGs) from the public sector, and Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) from the private sector, for them to account for the slow pace of gender transformation in their respective workplaces.

They are also requested to account for the inadequate promotion of gender equality and women’s empowerment, particularly for women with disabilities.

After these hearings, the Commission will develop recommendations to help the two sectors implement ways to ensure the realisation of gender equality in the workplace.

The objective of these transformation hearings with both the public and private sector amongst others is to: Assess compliance with employment equity legislation and its policies;
Assess compliance with other transformation legislation and its policies
And Assess the impact of transformation legislation and policies on persons with disability, women and other previously disadvantaged in the public and private sector.

The Commission also vow to consult and liaise with relevant stakeholders for their input on all the above.

The Commission for Gender Equality is established in terms of Section 181 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa to promote respect for gender equality and the protection, development, and attainment of gender equality.

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