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President appoints members of the Commission for Gender Equality

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President Cyril Ramaphosa has, in terms of Section 3 of the Commission on Gender Equality Act and Section 193(4) (b) of the Constitution, appointed members of the Commission for Gender Equality, effective today, 1 August 2019. 

The Commission on Gender Equality (CGE) is an statutory body established to promote respect for gender equality and the protection, development and attainment of gender equality. 

The CGE advances, promotes and protects gender equality in South Africa through undertaking research, public education, policy development, legislative initiatives, effective monitoring and litigation.

The following Commissioners have been appointed on a full-time basis: 
• Ms Tamara Eugenia Mathebula from 1 August 2019 and expiring on 31 October 2022 (the 
remainder of a term that began in 2017).
• Ms Octavia Lindiwe Ntuli-Tloubatla – from 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2024.
• Ms Jennifer Smout – from 1 August 2019 to 30 June 2024
• Mr Mbuyiselo Botha – from 1 August 2019 to 31 May 2024
• Dr. Tlaleng Mofokeng – from 1 August 2019 to 30 April 2024
• Ms O’hara Ngoma-Diseko – from 1 August 2019 to 31 March 2024

The following persons are appointed as part-time members of the Commission
• Ms Nomasonto Grace Mazibuko – from 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2024
• Ms Dibeela Gertrude Mothupi – from 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2024
• Ms Busisiwe Deyi – from 1 August 2019 to 31 July 2024

President Ramaphosa has further appointed Ms Tamara Eugenia Mathebula as the Chairperson of the Commission Gender for the remainder of her unexpired term of office in the Commission, which will end on 31 October 2022. 

President Ramaphosa has wished the new Commissioners well in their roles. 


Media enquiries: Khusela Diko, Spokesperson to the President on 072 854 5707 

Issued by: The Presidency 
Pretoria