Women make up 45% of SA's 6th Parliament


- all4women.co.za | 2 months ago

At least 45 percent of law makers in the soon to be installed sixth Parliament of South Africa will be women, the Independent Electoral Commission of SA (IEC) said on Wednesday… IEC chairman Glen Mashinini handed the list of 400 designated MPs and 430 members of provincial legislatures (MPLs) to Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng in the what was the final IEC requirement after the general elections last week.

Mogoeng in turn handed the list to Parliament’s acting secretary Baby Tyawa at a ceremony held at the Constitutional Court in Braamfontein. Mashinini said the female representation was up from 42 percent after the 2014 elections.

The legislature with the highest women representation is Mpumalanga where half of the legislators will be female.

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