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/ 5 May 1995

Where is the Gender Equality Commission

Gaye Davis WOMEN in Parliament have a doubly loaded agenda. They bear the hopes and dreams of millions of South African women wanting a better life — and the responsibility for making sure the constitution’s great-sounding new clauses become more than just paper guarantees. Yet, a year down the line, they still lack the basic […]

Masondo’s ‘deal’ with gender body
/ 20 August 2021

Masondo’s ‘deal’ with gender body

Parliament asked to investigate Commission for Gender Equality after Deputy Finance Minister David Masondo’s secret meeting with its chair while he was the subject of a complaint to the body

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/ 24 April 2008

Fresh crisis at gender commission

The chief executive of the Commission for Gender Equality, Chana Majake, had to be escorted by security guards from her Johannesburg office this week after angry staff members accused her of maladministration. The commission announced Majake’s immediate suspension this week without providing any details.

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/ 23 May 2007

Gender commission focuses on salary discrepancies

The issue surrounding salary discrepancies in the workplace needs to be taken seriously, the Commission on Gender Equality said on Wednesday. The commission was responding to reports indicating that women are still being paid lower salaries than their male colleagues. What struck a cord was a report that the media is among the defaulters.

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/ 12 December 2006

Gender commission: Is Phumzile being set up?

The Commission on Gender Equality on Tuesday questioned whether Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka is being set up for failure because she is a woman. A spokesperson said the commission is wondering whether an incident, where a trip by Mlambo-Ngcuka cost tax payers an estimated R4,55-million, was designed to set the country’s first female deputy president up for failure.