Commission for Gender Equality (CGE)

Contact Details

Postal PO Box 32175, Braamfontein, 2017
Physical Old Women's Jail, Constitutional Hill, 2 Kotze Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
Tel 011 403 7182
Fax 011 403 7188


The mission of the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) is to promote respect for gender equality and the protection, development and attainment of gender equality. The CGE advances, promotes and protects gender equality in South Africa through undertaking research, public education, policy development, legislative initiatives, effective monitoring and litigation.

The CGE's functions include: monitoring and evaluating the policies and practices of government, the private sector and other organisations to ensure that they promote and protect gender equality; public education and information; reviewing existing and upcoming legislation from a gender perspective; investigating inequality; commissioning research and making recommendations to Parliament or other authorities; investigating complaints on any gender-related issue; and monitoring/reporting on compliance with international conventions.

Overseeing Department/Entity

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