Hearings on Gender Transformation at Institutions of Higher Learning

Release Date:  26 November 2019

To: Editors, Producers and Reporters

On 26 – 27 November 2019, the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) will be holding investigative hearings into gender transformation at Institutions of Higher Learning in South Africa as part of its Legislative mandate. The Commission is embarking on these hearings to ascertain the extent of progress made and the challenges faced by institutions of higher learning in promoting gender transformation. In particular, these investigations will probe current internal policies, systems, programmes and relevant strategies put in place by these institutions to ensure effective gender transformation, including challenges experienced.

The institutions will be appearing on the following dates:

    Day 1- 26 November 2019:

  • Sol Plaatje University
  • University of Zululand
  • University of Mpumalanga

      Day 2 – 27 November 2019

  • Stellenbosch University
  • University of the Free State
  • University of Johannesburg

It is anticipated that the hearings will enable the Commission to get better understanding of the internal policies, programmes and strategies put in place by these institutions to promote and advance attainment of gender transformation and women empowernment.