The Minister of Women, Children and People with Disabilities, Lulu Xingwana, says the Empowerment and Gender Equality Bill is almost ready to go to Cabinet.
Xingwana says the Bill, which is expected to make gender equity in the private and public sector mandatory, will enable government to come up with sanctions and measures that will ensure companies, organisations and political parties comply.
"South Africa has made commitments through the Constitution, various pieces of legislation, and international conventions to respect, promote, protect, and advance the rights of women. We have a duty and obligation to honour these commitments," she explains.
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