Gender Equality hosts public investigative hearings on gender transformation at institutions of higher learning

Invitation to the public investigative hearings on gender transformation at institutions of higher learning

On the 1st of December 2016, as part of its Constitutional mandate, the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) will be holding public investigative hearings into gender transformation at Institutions of Higher Learning in South Africa. 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, the investigation will probe current internal policies, systems, programmes and relevant strategies put in place by these institutions to ensure effective gender transformation, including the challenges faced in achieving the transformation goal(s).

Four Institutions of Higher Learning will be appearing before the Commission to formally account regarding gender transformation at their respective institutions. The following sampled institutions will be appearing before the Commission on:

1 December 2016 - University of KwaZulu-Natal

1 December 2016 - University of Cape Town

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

Source: Government of South Africa.

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