On 20 October 2017, President Jacob Zuma appointed the National Skills Authority (NSA) board Chairperson, Ms Lulama Nare, as the Chairperson for the Commission for Gender Equality (CGE). The appointment is with immediate effect until 31 March 2019.
These are some of the stark realities and many challenges that
still lie ahead in achieving gender equality in our country.
Studies conducted by Business Women Association of South
Africa and Delloite Centre for Corporate Governance found that
only 9.2% of women hold Chairpersonship positions 19.5% of
board seats are held by women and only 2.9% CEOs are women.
Statistics South Africa also confirms that women are still underrepresented in positions of authority and power. Only one company had a female CEO on the Top 40 JSE listed companies.
A Grant Thornton’s Women in Business report, released in March 2017, showed that that 31% of South African companies have no women in senior management positions at all.
The NSA is aware that you are unconditionally passionate about equality and we have
assurance and confidence in your leadership and capabilities that you will play a critical role
in striving to promote and radically transform our sectors towards the realisation of an equal
The NSA board, Acting Executive officer and Secretariat congratulate Ms Nare on her new appointment.
Dr Thabo Mashongoane
Tel: (012) 312 5420