Commission for Gender Equality (CGE)

Contact Details

Postal PO Box 32175, Braamfontein, 2017
Physical 2 Kotze Street, Constitution Hill, Braamfontein, 2017
Tel 011 403 7182


The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) is an independent statutory body established in terms of Chapter 9 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 108 of 1996.

The mission of the Commission for Gender Equality is to promote, protect, monitor and evaluate gender equality through 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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