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South Africa: Sisulu Calls for Enforcement of Legislation Protecting Women
Source: allafrica.com/
Source Date: Tuesday, September 04, 2012
Focus: Electronic and Mobile Government, ICT for MDGs
Country: South Africa
Created: Sep 04, 2012

She said the department had the responsibility of not only ensuring that government followed up on its commitment to establish gender focal points in every department to promote gender equality, but it also had a constitutional mandate to ensure that the public service was diversified at all its levels and categories.

"The Employment Equity Act and Skills Development Act are the vehicles to be utilised to ensure that there is true empowerment of women through skills development and affirmative placement into positions of authority," said the minister.

"We must intensify our efforts in driving gender mainstreaming and also incorporate the "take the girl child to work" programme for experiential exposure and training, our initiatives must be practical. We should also encourage women to fight against prejudice and deep-rooted sexism in society that is meant to block their voice from echoing in the upper echelons of government and big business."

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