Parliament, Friday, 2 September 2022 – The Portfolio Committee on Women, Youth and Persons with Disabilities calls on the public to comment on the suitability of candidates shortlisted to fill vacancies in the Commission for Gender Equality.

Last week, the committee concluded a two-day shortlisting process to fill these vacancies. The committee considered the geographic and racial representation of the candidates as well as gender and disability in keeping with the criteria as espoused in the Constitution and the Commission for Gender Equality Act No. 39 of 1996. As such, the committee was able to shortlist 24 candidates.

The closing date of the public comments on the candidates that have been shortlisted and uploaded on the parliamentary website is 16 September 2022. This is in accordance with section 59(1)(a) of the Constitution, which allows public participation in committee processes.

All members of the public are required to submit their comments through an online form as indicated in the link provided https://forms.gle/MT1VkcuYcyNbAVEq5
Here below is the link of the 24 candidates who have been shortlisted: https://tinyurl.com/mp7m593h :

  1. Adv Thando Gumede
  2. Ms Pontsho Pilane
  3. Ms Candice Chirwa
  4. Adv Olave Ntshabiseng Sepanya Mogale
  5. Mr Itumeleng Gareth Mmusi
  6. Dr Ntshabiseng Moleko
  7. Ms Bernadine Bachair
  8. Ms Mulalo Nemataheni
  9. Ms Makosha Emily Maditsi
  10. Leonashia Leigh-Ann van der Merwe
  11. Ms Lebogang Fataha
  12. Ms Santel Wilhelmina Van Zyl
  13. Ms Theresa Eulenda Mabusela
  14. Ms Pulani Noko Thobejane
  15. Mr Bongani Glenton Ngomane
  16. Ms Lindiwe Khonjelwayo
  17. Ms Sarah Charity Mokwebo
  18. Ms Gretta Nonhlanhla Govender
  19. Ms Fundiswa Barbara Skweyiya-Gushu
  20. Ms Magdalene Moonsamy
  21. Prof Nokuthula Caritus Mazibuko
  22. Ms Joy Janita Lange
  23. Ms Leelambal Prabashni Subrayan Naidoo
  24. Ms Zoleka Susan Ponoane


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