Under the CGE Act, the Commission is composed of a mix of full and part-time commissioners, with a chairperson and deputy chairperson, which forms the Executive Authority in terms of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA). The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) is an invited ex-officio member of the Commission in plenary meetings. The CEO is the accounting officer under the PFMA, accountable to the commissioners for the day-to-day functioning of the organisation. The CEO appoints staff to support these operations and functions of the Commission.
Note: Each provincial office is managed by a provincial manager with support staff. The primary purpose of the provincial office is to:
- promote gender education at provincial level
- create ease of access for all people across the geographical and rural spread of South Africa
- facilitate gender reporting and redress through outreach programmes
- solicit provincially based gender data that informs the strategic direction and research of the Commission.