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Commission for Gender Equality Act, 1996 (Act No. 39 of 1996)

Preamble

 

 

WHEREAS section 181 and item 20(2) of Schedule 6 to the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, provide for the continued existence of the Commission for Gender Equality;

[Preamble substituted by section 1 of Act No. 17 of 2013]

 

AND WHEREAS section 187 of the Constitution provides that the Commission for Gender Equality—

must promote respect for gender equality and the protection, development and attainment of gender equality;
has the power, as regulated by national legislation, necessary to perform its functions, including the power to monitor, investigate, research, educate, lobby, advise and report on issues concerning gender equality;
has additional powers and functions prescribed by national legislation;

[Preamble substituted by section 1 of Act No. 17 of 2013]

 

AND WHEREAS sections 193 and 194 of the Constitution provide for a mechanism for the appointment and the removal of a member of the Commission for Gender Equality,

[Preamble substituted by section 1 of Act No. 17 of 2013]

 

BE IT THEREFORE ENACTED by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa, as follows:—