Who we are
Introduction to the role of the Commission for Gender Equality
The CGE is a constitutional entity, relied upon to ‘strengthen constitutional democracy’.
The Constitution of South Africa, in creating a framework for a new society, has established a Bill of Rights in Chapter 2 of its first constitution of 1996.
This is premised on the desire for a free and equal society in all fundamental and material aspects of life.
Values and Ethics
CGE is guided by Values and Ethics listed below.
Honesty, transparency and efficiency through effective use of available resources and time.
Commitment to the principles that promote substantive equality.
A spirit of reciprocity and mutual development and growth.
Commitment to justice and fairness.
Loyalty and respect for the dignity of all. Commitment to the principles of the Constitution. Belief in oneself and others.
Acknowledgement of the individual and of cultural diversity of our society.
Communicate, behave and execute duties in a manner that efficiently and effectively fulfils the mandate and plan of action, and enhances the positive image of the CGE.
Awareness of power relations and respect for human rights. The CGE conducts its relationships in an understanding, caring, supportive and non-judgmental manner.