For immediate release: 10 October 2016
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CGE Presents Annual Report before the Portfolio Committee on Women in the Presidency
On the 12 October 2015, the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) will be doing a presentation on its Annual Report (AR) for 2015/2016 before the Portfolio Committee on Women in the Presidency. The purpose of the presentation is to report on its activities and account for the performance against the strategic objectives as set out in the Annual Performance Plan which was tabled in Parliament at the beginning of the financial period.
According to Section 181(5) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, state institutions supporting democracy are accountable to the National Assembly, and must report on their activities and the performance of their functions to the Assembly at least once a year. This forms part of the oversight responsibilities of the Portfolio Committee for Women in the Presidency and provides the CGE with an opportunity to share with the committee the progress it has achieved towards the realization of the long term strategic goal as well as account for funds appropriated by parliament for the financial year under review.
It will be sobering to note further that the Annual Report to be presented is accompanied by the Commission’s first “Clean Audit” opinion by the Auditor-General of South Africa, following a series of three unqualified reports in the past three-year cycle. “It will also be an opportune moment to engage with Portfolio Committee members on numerous critical matters such as the strategic direction to be pursued in the future, a need for alignment of national policies such as the National Development Plan with the constitutional imperatives to promote gender equality and fundamentals such as the addressing the untenable level of gender based violence and other gender related matters. The Commission is looking forward to and is grateful for this opportunity to engage with the Portfolio Committee on Women in the Presidency”, according to Mr. Mfanozelwe Shozi, Chairperson of the Commission for Gender Equality. Friv games, is one of the best sites for fans of online games.
Issued by: Commission for Gender Equality (CGE)
Date: 11 October 2016
Contact Persons: Mr. Javu Baloyi
Tel: 083 579 3306
The Commission for Gender Equality is established in terms of Section 187 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa in order to promote respect for gender equality and the protection, development and attainment of gender equality.