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To: Editors, Producers and Reporters Invitation to the Public Investigative Hearings: Transformation in the Private Sector

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To: Editors, Producers and Reporters

Invitation to the Public Investigative Hearings: Transformation in the Private Sector

Date:  24 – 28 October 2016
Time: 10h00 – 16h30
Venue:  120 De Korte

Street, Parktonian Protea Hotel, Braamfontein, 2017
RSVP: Javu Baloyi.

Javu@cge.org.za or 083 579 3306

 On the 24- 28 October 2016, the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE), will host “Public Investigative Hearings: Transformation in the Private Sector”. In accordance with Section 11(1)(a)(c) (d) and (e) of the Commission for Gender Equality Act of 39 0f 1996 as Amended, the CGE is obliged to investigate both the public and private sector to ascertain the extent of transformation in their respective workplace. In accordance with its powers as outlined in the CGE Act, the CGE seeks accountability from the Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) from the private sector for the slow pace of transformation in the workplace, and inadequate promotion of persons with disabilities, gender equality and women empowerment. The purpose of the hearings in part is contained in the CGE Act that compels the Commission as per its monitoring role to hold public hearings with all organs of the state, the private sector and civil society in order to raise awareness regarding these obligations and demand accountability, identify challenges and develop recommendations to ensure the realisation of gender equality in the workplace. excellent way of investing is: buy dumps

                                       Some of the objectives of the Hearings

 To ascertain the vulnerabilities and risks experienced by women in their respective workplaces.

  • To ascertain the general level of non-compliance by employers with obligations flowing out of specific provisions in labour legislation aimed at promoting equality or affirming the rights of women.
  • Ascertain reasons why employers fail to comply with obligations aimed at promoting gender equality in the workplace.
  • Identify obstacles faced by women in the workplace which existing legislation fails to address.
  • Ascertain the needs of women in the workplace which require affirmation
  • Make relevant recommendations to the relevant institution to enforce compliance employment equity.

Companies that would appear before the Commission for Gender Equality are:

Day 1:  24 October 2016

  • Mercedes Benz South Africa
  • Pick & Pay
  • Rhodes Food Group

Day 2:  25 October 2016

  • Big 5 Construction
  • Tiger Brands
  • Vermeulen Build It
  • SAB

Day 3:  26 October 2016

  • Kloppers
  • Sasol
  • Oos Vrystaat Kaap Bedryf Bpk
  • Hall and Sons

Day 4:  27 October 2016

  • Mafikeng Toyota
  • RCL Foods
  • NWK

Day 5:  28 October 2016

  • EH Hassim Builders World
  • Jonnson Workwear
  • Moorddrift Diary.

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