ANNEXURE C

ACTION PLANS: PROVINCIAL OFFICES OF THE COMMISSION ON GENDER EQUALITY

2006/7

EASTERN CAPE POA 2006/7

 

THE CGE EASTERN CAPE OFFICE.

ANNUAL PLAN OF ACTION 2006/7

 

Priority Area

 

Activity  

 

Objectives

 

Indicators

 

Results/impact

 

Time

frame

 

Target Area

 

Status

April –June 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Public Education and Information. (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equality Act Workshops (40)

Workshop = 5

To raise awareness on legislative frameworks that are intended to promote gender equality. To have specific emphasis on the Bill of Rights especially the right to equality and equal treatment.

 

-Attendance Register.

- Report

- Public is informed about their rights.

- Awareness is raised on the Bill of Rights particularly Equality.

19- 25 April 2006

Alfred Ndzo District Municipality.  Mount Alif, Frere, Matatiele and Malutie.

 

 

Done

CGE and other C9’s spear headed by Public Protector.

26-28 April 2006

Same as above

 

Nqushwa Local Municipality.

 

Amahlathi Local Municipality.

Done

Equality Act and Employment Equity

 

 

Workshops = 3

To introduce policies and legislations that promotes gender equality and addressing employment equity and affirmative action. Informing the public about the mandate of CGE. Informing the public about PEPUDA and Employment equity and Labour Relations Act.

Attendance register, availability of report.

Public is informed on legislative framework that protects them from abuse in the workplace. Knowledge of relevant stakeholders to report such incidents of unfair treatment in the workplace.

10-12 May 2006

Ukhahlamba District Municipality. Senqu, Sterkspruit and Lady Grey.

Done

Equality Act and HIV/AIDS

Workshops =3

Clear understanding between gender and HIV/AIDS

 

To distort the myth that says an HIV positive person can be cured by having sex with a virgin.

 

To raise awareness on the alarming rape of children.

 

To provide a platform to the Public to denounce Gender Based Violence that is mostly affecting women and children.

 

To lobby men to be part of agents for change and join programmes that are promoting a society that is free from any form of violence.

 

To sensitize Public about HIV/AIDS.

List of participants attended the workshop, report

Public is informed about PEPUDA.

 

People who are affected and infected with HIV/AIDS are aware of their rights.

 

Men are part of campaigns and programmes that eradicate gender based violence faced by women and children.

24-26 May 2006

Chris Hani Municipality Tsomo, Queenstown and Lady Frere

Done

Equality Act and Employment Equity

 

Workshops =2

To introduce policies and legislations that promotes gender equality and addressing employment equity and affirmative action. Informing the public about the mandate of CGE. Informing the public about PEPUDA and Employment equity and Labour Relations Act.

Attendance register and report

Public is informed on legislative framework that protects them from abuse in the workplace. Knowledge of relevant stakeholders to report such incidents of unfair treatment in the workplace

8-9 June 2006

Kouga Municipality

Done

Equality Act and HIV/AIDS

Workshop x 2

Clear understanding between Gender and HIV/AIDS.

 

To distort the myth that says an HIV positive person can be cured by having sex with a virgin.

 

To raise awareness on the alarming rape of children.

 

To provide a platform to the Public to denounce Gender Based Violence that is mostly affecting women and children.

 

To lobby men to be part of agents for change and join programmes that are promoting a society that is free from any form of violence

 

To sensitize Public about HIV/AIDS

List of participants attended the workshop.

Public is informed about the PEPUDA.

 

People who are affected and infected with HIV/AIDS are aware of their rights.

 

Men are part of campaigns and programmes that eradicate gender based violence faced by women and children

21-22 June 2006

Nkonkobe Local Municipality.

Done

July – September 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Planning Meeting for August Month with Provincial Stakeholders and Gender Machinery

 

Preparation for women day even.

( two Meetings) 

- Strategies and identification of an area where the event will be held.

- Establishment of a task team to plan and organized the event.

Minutes of Planning Meetings are available.

Coordinator and Provincial Administrator

Venue

Budget

 

 

CGE offices

Done

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equality Act, Culture, Tradition and  Religion.  

Workshops =3

To raise awareness on cultural practices that undermines women like abduction of girl children. To put more emphasis on the Bill of Rights especially the right to equality and equal treatment.

Attendance register and report

Public is aware and informed of their rights. Know where to go when their rights are violated.

19 -21 July 2006

Mquma Local Municipality (Centane) (Cllr :

Done

Sex work.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dialogue x 1

To hear from learners as to what causes them to involve in prostitution. Sensitizing them about dangers/risks in prostitution.  

Report and attendance register

Learners informed about risks involved in prostitution

27 July 2006

Nqushwa Local Municipality

 Done

Women’s day Event

(Provincial Gender Machinery and C9’s spear headed by CGE) 

Campaign ten year celebration of CGE Existence and constitutions. 

To inform the public about CGE mandate and other C9’s mandates as well as stakeholders present for the day. To raise awareness on legislative framework that promotes gender equality.

Report and attendance register.

Increased public understanding about gender and mandate of CGE. Informed public about the existence of CGE. 

9 August 2006

To be confirmed.

 

Done 

Equality Act, Culture, Tradition and Religion

Workshop x 2

To break the silence on certain cultural practices such as Abduction (Ukuthwala) custom.

 

To raise Public awareness on the Equality Act and the Recognition of Customary Marriage Act.

To promote public understanding of the Bill of Rights.

 

To break silence around certain cultural stereotypes that portrays women negatively.

Participation of Traditional Leaders on the discussions

Awareness is raised on the Bill of Rights and Equality Act.

23-24 August 2006

O.R Tambo Municipality; Fleg Staff and Ntabakhulu

Done

Equality Act and Sexual Orientation

Workshop =5

To inform the Public about policy framework including international and regional instruments applicable to sexual orientation and gender.

To inform Public about enforcement mechanisms of the Equality Act

 

To provide a platform to the Public to speak openly about homosexuals as well as heterosexuals with rights to Equality and the Bill of Rights.

 

Feedback from the participants. Attended Register

Awareness is raised on the Bill of Rights and International Instruments that promote individual rights.

11-15 September 2006

Walter Sisulu Institutions.

( Gender Forum) Boarder Tech,E/C Tech,Unitra,Forth Hare East London campus

Not Done to be roll over next financial in order to have linkage with work that research department is going to do around schools next year.

Chapter Nine’s Collaborative Events. Heritage day

Campaign and 2 workshops

Raise awareness on cultural stereotypes that portray women negatively such as abduction, polygamy and customary marriage. To elaborate on the meaning of Heritage hence it’s the heritage month

Report and attendance register.

Informed public about their equal rights, cultural stereotypes and the influence of socialization. Availability of Traditional leaders as influential people in their respective communities.

25-27 September 2006

To be confirmed ( Commissioner Mndende

Not done there was no programme from the leading institution.

October – December

2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equality Act;  Gender and Poverty

Workshops  x3

To raise awareness in the treatment of women as second class citizens. Promotes participation of women in projects in their respective communities To establish whether women are granted opportunities to participate freely in the economy. To raise awareness on the traditional issues that makes women to be vulnerable to poverty.

Report and attendance register

Informed public about their potential. Plural participation in projects which are intended to alleviate poverty.

11-13 October 2006

Chris Hani District Municipality Ngcobo,Cala and Whitle Sea Areas.

 

Done 

International Rural Women’s Day. 

Campaign 50th year celebration anniversary of women charter. 

To raise awareness on PEPUDA and other legislations that promotes gender equality. To give space for members of the public to vent and raise concerns pertaining to any violation of their Human rights. To encourage plural participation more especially involvement of women in community projects. 

Attendance register and report

Public awareness.  

18 October 2006

Amathole District Mun.

Done

Equality Act  Gender and Poverty

Workshops x 2

To raise awareness in the treatment of women as second class citizens. Promotes participation of women in projects in their respective communities. To establish whether women are granted opportunities to participate freely in the economy. To raise awareness on the traditional issues that makes women to be vulnerable to poverty.

 

 

 

Availability of report and attendance register

Informed public about their potential. Plural participation in projects which are intended to alleviate poverty.

1 -2 November 2006

 OR Tambo District Municipality.

 

 

 

 

 

Done

Equality Act and GBV

Workshops 3

To raise awareness on the consequences of GBV when not reported soon. Inform the public about PEPUDA, THE Bill of Rights and other legislations that promotes gender equality. To inform the public about GBV and causes thereof i.e. economic dependency.

Report and attendance register

Informed public about their rights, what to do and where to go when GBV is prevailing. Informed public about CGE mandate

15-17 November 2006

Mbhashe Municipality Willowvale Rural areas

Done

Sixteen Day’s of Activism Planning Meetings.

Two Meetings

 To strategies on the theme of the event, venue and collaboration with other stakeholders.

 

 

 

 

Availability of Minutes

Decisions taken, agreed on the date, venue, target area and target group.  

9 and 20 November 2006

Nelson Mandela Metro

Done

Sixteen Day’s of Activism Meetings.

Campaign

It will be to raise awareness on domestic violence, child abuse and other forms of violence perpetuated against women and children. 

Report and attendance register

Informed public about violation of their rights. Know to report incidents of abuse, domestic violence.  

27 November 2006

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nelson Mandela Metro.

 ( Contact person Councillor Siwisa)

Done

Equality Act and GBV

 

2

Workshops. 

To raise awareness on the consequences of GBV when not reported soon. Inform the public about PEPUDA, THE Bill of Rights and other legislations that promotes gender equality. To inform the public about GBV and causes thereof i.e. economic dependence

Report and attendance register

Informed public about their rights, what to do and where to go when GBV is prevailing. Informed public about CGE mandate.

28 -29 November 2006

Graaf Reinet

Done

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January to March 2007

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Equality Act, Citizenship and Democracy. 

Workshop 3

To inform the public about the CGE mandate. To raise awareness on policy framework that promotes the effective exercise of women‘s citizenship rights (women not to be treated as second class citizens).Promotes involvement of women in structures within their own communities.

Report and attendance register

Informed public about the Bill of Rights. Women enjoy their rights as citizens of the country.

17-19 January 2007

Buffalo City Mun( Dimbaza).

Done 

Equality Act and Governance

Workshops 3

To break cultural stereotypes that prohibits women from serving on leadership positions. To encourage presentation of women in government.

To sensitize public about legislations that promotes women participation in leadership positions i.e. affirmative action, employment and equity and PEPUDA.

Report, attendance register.

Public awareness about rights. Awareness is raised on legislative frameworks. Women are represented and are in leadership positions. 

29-31 January 2007

Nxuba Yethemba Municipality

 

Done

Equality Act, Citizenship and Democracy

Workshops 2 

To inform the public about the CGE mandate. To raise awareness on policy framework that promotes the effective exercise of women‘s citizenship rights (women not to be treated as second class citizens).Promotes involvement of women in structures within their own communities.

Attendance register and report

Informed public about the Bill of Rights. Women enjoy their rights as citizens of the country.

15-16 February 2007

Nxuba Yethemba Local Municipality

Done 

Equality Act and Governance

 

 

 

Workshops 2

To break cultural stereotypes that prohibits women from serving on leadership positions. To encourage presentation of women in government. To sensitize public about legislations that promotes women participation in leadership positions i.e. affirmative action, employment and equity and PEPUDA.

 

 

 

Availability of report and attendance register.

Public awareness about rights. Awareness is raised on legislative frameworks. Women are represented and are in leadership positions. 

27 -28 February 2007

Mdantsane

Done

International Women’s Day

Campaign

To celebrate the achievements made by women to promote gender equality. Raise awareness on the alarming figures of rape and abuse. To encourage members to report incidents of domestic violence to relevant organizations.

 

Availability of report and attendance register. 

Public informed about achievements made to promote gender equality. Public informed about structures of government that are set up to address gender and gender related issues.

8 March 2007

 Women’s Jail in PE/EL.

Not Done 

Three dialogs

 

 

 

Gender Based Violence.

 

Inheritance

And Maintenance  

To break the silence around Gender Based Violence, Improve public understanding of the Equality Act. Improve public understanding of how equality.  Courts work. To involve traditional leaders so that they can influence change in the manner in which tradition is used to undermine women

Reports and attendance register

Public is aware that GBV is a violation of Human Rights. Awareness is raised on traditional stereotypes that portrays women inferior and treated as second class citizens. Awareness is raised on cultural and traditional stereotypes. Traditional leaders agreed to be changed agents in their respective communities

12-14 March 2007

Engcobo Local Municipality. 

Done 

Chapter nine’s Collaborative event. Human Rights Week

 

 

 

Campaign 1 and 2 workshops.

To inform the public about the mandate of all chapter nines present. Raise awareness on the Bill of Rights and PEPUDA.

 -Allow public to raise any concerns more especially human rights violations.

Attendance register and report.

Public awareness on PEPUDA and the Bill of Rights. Knowledge of what to do, where to go when their rights are violated.  

21 -23 March 2006

Elundini Local Municipality Maclear; Mt Fletcher.

Done 

Research Department Projects2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Monitor, private institutions and public institutions to ensure appropriate implementation of gender sensitive strategies, policies and programmes

 

- Audit gender mainstreaming on all levels of government.

 

- Database of information collected is developing. 

 

 

One provincial government department and one municipality participate on the study.

- Date is secured with the provincial government department as well as the local municipality.

 

Report findings and recommendation s on gender mainstreaming in government department provincial and local government is available.

June –July

- Audit gender mainstreaming on all levels of government.

 

- Database of information collected is develop. 

 

 

Not done 

 

 

Audit sexism and gender –based discrimination in the workplace

-A tool is developing for identification of sexism and gender –based discrimination- Develop a sample of private and public sector organizations that will participate on the study.

- Questionnaires are develop administered to the chosen sample.

- Report is compiling.

-  To monitor whether gender sensitive policies are implemented at workplace e.g. sexual harassment policy, Employment Equity.

 

- Write a report and make recommendation where necessary to relevant authorities about disparities that might exist at workplace that prohibit gender equality and success that might implemented to promote gender equality.

- Number of government departments and private sector that were interview.

-

- Research findings are shared with relevant institutions and the public. 

July –September 2006

-A tool is developing for identification of sexism and gender –based discrimination- Develop a sample of private and public sector organizations that will participate on the study.

 

-Questionnaires are developing administered to the chosen sample.

- Report is compiling.

Not done

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Widowhood Research hearings

Hearings x 4

- To break the silence on the plight of rural women in particular widows.

- To engage the public on issues that affect widows e.g. inheritance, security.

-Demystified cultural stereotypes that oppressed women. 

Task team is established.

- Venue is secured.

-Support is receive from the pro

-informed public about legislations that are in place to promote gender equality.

-Provide provincial perspective on the plight of rural women in particular widow’s.

December 2006-January 2007

Provincial Widows Conference

Done

Gender and Curriculum

Interviews, focus groups with relavent stakeholders

 

- Education Curriculum

Qualitative & quantitave indicators for gender in the curriculum

 

Gender analysis of sample of curriculum in the province.

Documentation of policies that are in place good practices

Database of researchers & research topics.

April 06- March 07

Pilot Phase

Qualitative & quantitave indicators for gender in the curriculum.

Database of gender research, researches, degree & non-degree training programmes available.

Comprehensive report on the state of gender in the curriculum.

On going

 


LEGAL DEPARTMENT

 

 

OBJECTIVE

ACTIVITY

TIME FRAME

IMPACT

INDICATOR

OUTCOME

Status, Done /Not done

Investigate gender related complaints of own accord and on receipts within EC Province by 31.03.2007

Process and manage complaints referrals to and from other institutions

 

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

 

 

Increase in complaints

 

 

 

 

 

-Complaints files opened

 

-Complaints register

 

 

 

 

Ongoing

Litigation cases to Equality Court and amicus curiae request from High Court

Needs Based

Increase in cases being referred to Equality Court by CGE

Reports on Equality Courts visit & monitoring

 

Ongoing

Monitoring and evaluating law, policies, regulations within EC Province by 31.03,2007

Interactions with Provincial Parliament (Speaker, Chief Whip, Committee members etc)

Ongoing

-Invitations to parliament discussions, tabling of legislation/bills

-Influence on the law making process, gender friendly legislation

Input on  Legislation

 

Done

 

Assess the accessibility and effectiveness of the Equality Courts

Ongoing

Greater accessibility and public awareness of the Equality Courts

 

 

Done

Awareness and proactive measures within EC Province 31.03.2007

Attend workshops conducted by PEI

 

 

 

Needs Based

 

 

 

 

Receipt of more Complaints Provision of legal advice

 

-Attendance register

 

-Compiled report

 

Done 

Conduct 4 Workshops on the Constitution, e.g. Bill of Rights

 

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

 

Awareness on rights and responsibilities as provided by the constitution

 

-Attendance Register

 

-Compiled report

 

Done

 

Attend attorneys local and circle meetings

 

 

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

Utilization of CGE Legal services by legal fraternity

 

-Attendance register

 

-Compiled report

 

 

Assist in public awareness campaign of Equality Courts

Ongoing

More cases being received by Equality Courts, Referrals to CGE from Equality Courts

 

Reports on operations of equality courts

 

Done

Collaboration with Chapter 9 institutions and building stakeholder relations within the EC Province by 31.03.2007

Interact with Chapter 9’s Institution

 

Interact with SAPS and other stakeholders

Ongoing

Cases being referred to and from other Chapter 9 Institutions and/or relevant institutions

Compiled report

 

Done

 

Involvement with Eastern Cape Justice Cluster

Quarterly

Acknowledgement of CGE within EC Justice Cluster

Compiled report

 

Ongoing

 

 

 

FREE STATE

 

 

 

POA

 

 

 

2006/7


FREE STATE PROVINCE

2006 / 7 PLAN OF ACTION

 

 

8.  HUMAN RESOURCES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Objective

Activity

Target

Location

Results/Output

Indicators

Timeframe

Status

8.1 Recruitment

Recruit, select and interview staff as required

Women and men

Provincial

Interview schedule of candidates

Full staff compliment

As needs arises

 

Done

8.2

Induction of new staff members

Staff

Provincial

Well informed staff

Staff provided will all relevant policies and procedures in the CGE PPRR

Immediately after appointment

 

Done

8.3 Employment Equity Plan

Liaise with EEC on the implementation of EE plan

Staff

National and Provincial

Well informed EE Plan

Staff informed on EE Plan / compliance with regulations

April 2006 – March 2007

 

8.4  Team Building

Develop and attend a team building with all staff

Staff

Provincial

Well motivated staff

Staff participation and involvement

September 2006

 

Objective

Activity

Target

Location

Results/Output

Indicators

Timeframe

Status

8.5  Staff Development

Consult with individual staff member on performance appraisals and development plan

Staff

Provincial

Performance appraisals signed and development plan agreed upon

Signed contracts

October 2006 and March 2007

 

Done

8.6

Monitor staff leave in accordance with regulations

Staff

Provincial

Leave records kept

Staff informed on leave policies

Monthly

 

Not Done

8.7 

Weekly / bi-weekly staff meetings

Staff

Provincial

Staff informed about work done inline with POA discussed invitations and workload. Staff relations

Minutes of meetings

Informed staff

Weekly / bi-weekly

 

 

KWAZULU-NATAL

 

POA

 

2006/7


 

                                    KZN PLAN OF ACTION 2006/2007

Objective

 

Activity

 

Responsibility

Time Frame

Outcome

Indicator

Resource

Venue\Region

Status

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

Ensure effective streamlining of complaints procedure

Establishment and maintenance of a composite filing system

LO

Ongoing

Composite filing system

Monthly reports

 

KZN office

Done

Effective liaison with complainants and to ensure accountability and transparency in our processes 

Once the complaints manual is of force and effect all the policies concerning complaints handling will be exercised in terms of the procedures documented therein

LO

Ongoing

Effective liaison with clients

Monthly reports

 

KZN office

Started – ongoing  activity

To ensure accountability, confidentiality and transparency in the operations of the legal department at provincial level. 

Monthly complaints reports and work plans to be filed timeously to Head of Legal and to PC. 

LO

Ongoing

 

Monthly reports

 

KZN office

Started – ongoing activity

To streamline complaints handling utilizing the principles and rationale adopted in the case law.

Legal Department keeps abreast of the developments relating to case law and legislation by reading in order to analyze court judgments

LO

Ongoing

 

Monthly reports

 

KZN Office

Started – ongoing activity

Networking with other organizations

Canvass with Head of Legal the establishment of a network in the KZN region of all legal stakeholders whose mandate includes and overlaps with that of gender.

PC and LO

Ongoing

 

Monthly reports

 

KZN office

Done

To ensure that complainants can be referred to these courts for speedy and effective resolution of their matters

To network with the Equality Court officials and its clerks by writing letters and visiting courts

 

LO

Ongoing

 

Monthly reports

 

KZN office

Started – ongoing activity

Monitor through media

Identify cases for monitoring in the media and intervene

LO, EO, PC

Ongoing

Cases identified and intervened

Included in quarterly reports

Newspapers

KZN

Started – ongoing activity

 

 

 

 

PUBLIC EDUCATION AND INFORMATION

Objective

Activity

Responsibility

Time Frame

Outcome

Indicator

Resource

Venue/region

Status

Develop, Conduct and manage education and information programmes

Equality Act and Gender and Poverty/culture, Employment Equity and GBV workshops

EO and PC

April –June 2006

10 workshops

Reports and attendance registers

Training manuals and reading materials

Ethekwini, Ugu and Umgungundlovu

·         Ethekwini done in Embo, Enkonseleni, Folweni, Clermont, KwaMakhutha, Ximba

·         Ugu - Done in Portshepstone, Mzumbe

·         Umgungundlovu – done Mshwathi, Mpendle, Mooi River, Swayimane

Equality Act, Culture, Tradition and religion, sexual orientation workshops, HIV/Aids

EO and PC

July –Sept. 2006

9 workshops

Reports and attendance registers

Training manuals and reading materials

Uthukela, Umzinyathi, Amajuba

·         Uthukela - Done in Ladysmith, Escourt, Bergville

·         Umzinyathi – done in Dundee, Umsinga, Wartburg

·         Amajuba done in Danhausser, Utrecht, Osizweni

Equality Act, Gender Based Violence and HIV/Aids workshops

EO and PC

October – Dec.  2006

9 workshops

Reports and attendance registers

Training manuals and reading materials

Zululand, Uthungulu, Umkhanyakude

·         Zululand – done in Nongoma, Ulundi, Vryheid

·         Umkhanyakude – done in Hluhluwe, Hlabisa, Uthungulu – done in Eshowe, Kraanskop, Melmoth

Equality Act Governance, Citizenship and democracy workshops

EO and PC

Jan. –Feb. 2007

2 workshops

Reports and attendance registers

Training manuals and reading material

Ilembe, Sisonke

·         Ilembe -  done in Tongaat, Ndwedwe, Maphumulo, Ekukhanyeni, Osindisweni

Raise awareness at  tertiary institutions gender violence and equality

Networking with tertiary institutions and conducting lectures on gender violence and the law.

LO, EO and PC

Ongoing

 

Monthly reports

 

KZN tertiaries

Started discussions but could not get times right. To be continued in following year

Educate prisoners on Human Rights

Conduct lectures in prison on rights

LO and PC

Ongoing

4 lectures

Included in monthly report

 

KZN prisons

Started discussions but could not reach agreement due to GFP leaving 

GENDER DIALOGUES

Raise awareness and gauge community perception on gender equality

Gender and HIV

PC, EO

June  2006

1 dialogue

Report

Brochures and previous research

Ilembe

Done

 

Gender and sexuality  in the age of democracy

PC, EO

August 2006

1 dialogue

Report

Research on legislation and brochures

Sisonke/Ugu

Done

 

Women’s economy and gender violence

PC, EO

October 2006

1 dialogue

Report

Information brochures

Mhlabuyalingana

Moved to Zululand. Done

 

Widowhood and gender equality

PC, EO

Nov. Dec. 2006

1 dialogue

Report

 

Ethekwini/Sisonke

Done

CAMPAIGNS

Engage communities into understanding issues of gender equality

Rural women

EO, PC

October 2006

 

Reports

 

Mhlabuyalingana

Done

 

Women in Farms and gender violence.

EO, PC

November 2006

 

 

 

Sisonke

Moved to Vryheid - done

 

International women’s day

All staff

March 2007

 

 

 

Ilembe

Moved to Clermont – done

 

16 Days of Activism

EO, LO, PC 

November 2006

 

 

 

Sisonke

Done in Umzimkhulu

Develop and implement the communication strategy of the Commission

Conduct talks on local radio stations

EO, LO, PC

Ongoing

Presentations done in local radio stations

Reported in quarterly reports

 

All districts

Conducted two during 16 Days of Activism and One for the Widowhood dialogue (Ukhozi FM, Highway Radio, Ikhwezi FM)

SPECIAL PROJECTS

Educate schools on gender and gender violence

Workshop learners in schools

EO, PC

Ongoing

10 workshops, one in each of the 10 districts except Ethekwini

Reports

 

KZN schools

School workshops – Done in Ntaminemidwa, Richmond. Could not be completed since process was started with department of Education but could not be completed due to change in leadership 

RESEARCH

Objective

 

Activity

 

Responsibility

Time Frame

Outcome

Indicator

Resource

Venue/region

Status

VULNERABLE GROUPS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WIDOWHOOD: Assess challenges/experiences of widows in KZN for review of legislation on Widowhood

Interviews and focus groups

Researcher/intern and PC – consult LO

Any 21 days

3 hearings completed in KZN

Reports

Draft legislation

KZN

Done provincially.  Waiting for final report from head office

GENDER IN EDUCATION:

Gender in the curriculum

Observations at schools and interviews with key people

Researcher/intern & PC

Any 15 days

Education institutions observed

Reports

 

KZN

Done provincially – waiting for final report from head office

Mail survey

Mail survey

Researcher/intern & PC

6 days

Database of programme, evaluation of gender perspective

Database

 

KZN

Not done – researcher started late in the year

 ANNUAL REPORT CARD: Monitor gender mainstreaming

1. Monitor Dept. of Housing 

Researcher/intern and PC

May

Dept. monitored

Report  and recommendations

 

KZN

Done

2. Follow-up meeting with the dept. of Education

Researcher/intern and PC

October

Developments assessed

Report on developments

 

KZN

Not done – waiting or follow up from head office

3. Monitor Umkhanyakude district

Researcher/intern and PC

May

District Municipality monitored

Report with recommendations

 

KZN

Not done – researcher started late in the year.

4. Monitor Umtshezi municipality

Researcher/intern and PC

June

Local municipality monitored

Report with recommendations

 

KZN

Not done – researcher started late in the year.

5. Monitor Greater Kokstad municipality

Researcher/intern and PC

July

Local municipality monitored

Report with recommendations

 

KZN

Not done - Not done – researcher started late in the year.

6. Monitor Newcastle municipality

Res./intern and PC

August

Local municipality monitored

Report with recommendations

 

KZN

Planning started with researcher but dates always clashed

7. Monitor political parties

Res./intern and PC

September

Seminar on ARC

Political parties monitored

 

KZN

Not done

MONITORING  & EVALUATION OF GENDER MACHINERY

Assessment of Gender machinery

Res./intern and PC

Ongoing

Quarterly meetings with gender machinery

Included in  reports

 

Research dept.

Done- continuous activity. CGE sits on provincial Advisory Board of Machinery

Monitor gender mainstreaming with donors

Assessment of donor funded programmes

Researcher/intern and PC

October

Seminar conducted

Comprehensive report

 

Research dept.

Not done

Monitor GBV and VE service providers

Monitoring of service providers

Researcher/intern, LO and PC

Ongoing

Monitor SAPS, DoSD, NGOs, DoCS, and Court officials

Monthly reports

 

Research dept.

Done – continuous activity. CGE set up a monitoring team based on cases. 

ADMINISTRATION

Objective

 

Activity

 

Responsibility

Time Frame

Outcome

Indicator

Resource

Venue/Region

Status

Empower staff and build better office relations

Monthly staff seminars

All staff

Monthly

Monthly seminars

Include in monthly reports

Various dept.s

Durban Office

Done but not monthly due to time constraints 

Monitor and support staff

Quarterly meetings with individual staff members

PC

Quarterly

Quarterly meetings

Include in monthly reports

Staff Performance contracts

Durban Office

Done 

 


LIMPOPO

 

POA

 

2006/7


LIMPOPO PROVINCE

ANNUAL PLAN OF ACTION

2006/7

 

Department of Public Education and Information

Objective:- Develop, conduct or manage information and education programmes to foster public understanding on matters pertaining to the promotion of gender equality & the role & activities of the Commission.

 

Activity

Target

Results/Output

Indicators

Time-Frame

District Municipality

X 41 Equality Act Workshops

Men  & Women; Youth; Traditional Leaders & Healers; Learners; Informal; Workers

 

70% rural

20% farming community

10% urban

 

60 persons per workshop

Gender sensitive & gender awareness communities;

Respect for women human rights.

 

 

Completion

Reports

 

 

3300 persons reached

 April 2006- March 2007

All District Municipalities

Done

Provincial Rural Women’s Conference

 

 

 

Rural Women

 

 

 

200 delegates

To address the plight of rural women.

To take an informed provincial decision to the International Conference.

Completion

Reports

 

259 women reached

11th-13th October 06

Done

Femiced Seminar, including ritual killings

 

 

Civil Society Org

Government

Media

To change attitudes and behaviours of the perpetrator

To create a vision of hope, development and peace.

To promote a gun free society.

To sensitize the public about the danger of weapons and the killings..

Completion

Reports

 

 

300 persons reached

27th October 06

Provincial

Done

 

 

DIALOGUES

Provincial Men’s Dialogue

 

 

Men

To explore the roles & responsibilities of men in the broader social changes.

To challenge the patriarchal foundations of men’s violence against women.

To foster moral values in the community, respect human rights, enhance family & community values

Completion

Report

 

250 Men reached

18 June 07.

Provincial,

Done

Youth Camp

 

 

Youth

 

200

 

 

 

 

 

Raise the awareness about gender issues & violence

Sensitize youth about the women’s movement.

Afford the youth to dialogue on the Constitution and gender issues.

Reports

 

150 Young women reached.

11-13 August 06

 

(12th International Youth Day)

Provincial

Done

CAMPAIGNS

100th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s passive resistance walk (Real Men’s Walk)

 

Men

To protest against women injustice.

To be ambassadors for fighting against violence directed to women & children

To broaden positive roles that men can &should play in the gender transformation.

Report

 

300 Men reached

11 Nov 06

18 Nov 06

Vhembe

Mopane

Done

4 x Gender Awareness Campaigns i.e.

-Inter’ Women’s Day

- Take Back the Night

- World Rural Women’s Day

- 16 Days

Communities

 

3x Rural

1x Urban

 

Gender sensitive & gender awareness communities

Completion

Reports

Provincial Calendar of Campaigns produced

 

4000 persons reached

08 March 07;

09 August 06;

15 October 06;

25 Nov-10 Dec 06.

Sekhukhuni

Capricorn

Waterberg

Mopani

Done

Widowhood Conference

 

 

Men & Women

Community aware of cultural & traditional practices that impinges human rights

Sensitive society to widowhood plight

Conference Completed

 

200 persons targeted.

27-28 Nov 06

Provincial to be hosted at

Waterberg

Postponed to the next fiscal year.

Domestic Workers Speak out

Domestic Workers

To take up special problems and issues affecting domestic workers.

To raise awareness about the many faces of gender based violence

Information sharing on pieces of legislation.

Completion

 

 1000 persons reached.

 

 

 

 

08 Oct 06

22 Oct 06

Provincial

Done

Street Demonstration and Picketing on rape & domestic violence

 

 

Motorists and pedestrians

 

X4 Campaigns

Change attitudes & behaviours of the perpetrator

Encourage men to stand against gender based violence & child abuse

Sensitize men about the scourge of gender based violence

Successful

Report

 

 

8600 persons reached

24th Nov 06

27th Nov 06

29th Nov 06

30th Nov 06

Polokwane

Bele-bela

Giyane

Thohoyandou

Done

Farm Women Speak out

Farm women

To hear the voices of ordinary women

To take special problems and issues affecting women farm workers

Successful

Completion

500 persons reached

20-22 Nov 06

Provincial

Done

INFORMATION PROGRAMMES

Establishment and Administration of the Provincial Resource Centre

Society

Constant visits by persons to gather more information about gender related issues through reading, research, etc.

Fully established and function optimally

April 06- March 07

CGE Provincial Office.

Still Under Construction.

COMMUNICATION  Objective :- Develop and implement the communication strategy of the Commission.

Media/press briefing

Provincial Media/press institutions

Awareness in provincial media about CGE’s work & instill gender sensitive reporting

Increased number of gender stories.

June –July 06

CGE Provincial Office.

Done

Prepare media statements and releases

 

Society

Knowledge & awareness of key gender issues

Increased number of persons aware of the operations of the CGE.

Ongoing

All Districts

Done

Objective:- Foster favourable relations with local media to receive optimal and positive reporting

Initiate SABC Radio Slots

 

Ba-Pedi

Vha-Venda

Va-Tsonga

Number of slots per targeted radio channel

Increased persons more informed about gender issues

Ongoing

All Districts

Done

Partnerships with community radio stations

Moletjie Community Radio

Radio Turf

Lebowakgomo

Mogodu Radio

UNIVEN Radio

Programmes designed to promote CGE messages as well as provide interactive communication around issues of concern;

Engage listeners for the understanding of the CGE activities

Provide gender content for programmes;

Facilitate a community radio sustainable gender equality programme.

Ongoing

Done

Arrange & Manage Exhibition.

10x Exhibitions

Public

-          Batho Pele

-          X7  Imbizo

-          X2 Show Exhibitions

Publicity for the CGE

Availability of Exhibition Reports

April 06- March 07

All Districts

Done 

 

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

 

Objective: Investigate gender related complaints and issues of own accord and/or on receipt of complaints

 

Activity

Target

Results/Outputs

Indicator

Time-Frame

Districts

Complaints processing & Management

Public

Increased Case load intake.

Total Cases Handled: 58

Closed Cases: 38

Pending Cases: 20

Increased monthly statistics;

Reported cases amicably resolved to the satisfaction of the complainant

Follow up made timeously on referred cases;

Successful handling

Positive feedback from complainants once file closed.

Ongoing

All Districts

Done

Own accord investigation

 

Media statements/stories (national & local about the province)

Increased Case load intake

Total Cases Handled: 2

-          Ritual Murders & Femicide

-          Appointment of Female Educators to principalship positions.

Positive intervention

Increased monthly cases.

The mandate of the CGE publicized

Successful handling

Ongoing

All Districts

Done

Road shows on:

DVA, 1998

 

Women

Informal

Rural

Farming

To sensitize women about enacted pieces of legislation on their rights as guaranteed in the new Constitution.

To prohibit acts of discrimination on the ground of gender, sex, pregnancy & marital status.

Report

 

350  persons reached

25 Nov- 26 Nov 06

Provincial

Done

Collaborate with legal institutions & other relevant bodies

Civil Society Organisations including Paralegals Institutions

Established pressure groups

Publicize the CGE

Legal strategic intervention

Ongoing

Province

Done

Monitoring

 

 

Equality Courts

Sexual Offences Courts

Maintenance Courts

Establishment & Proper functioning of the Courts

Monitor gender related cases reported.

Monitor clients’ satisfaction

Report

Statistics

Ongoing

Provincial

Done

( Ref to Footnote )

 

Litigating

 

Equality Courts

Assisting the complainant

Prepare submission

Successful prosecution

Increased cases.

 

Ongoing

Province

Not Done, No case has been brought to our attention.

 

  1. Monitoring of the Equality Courts

 

The following designated Equality Courts were visited during the fiscal year under review i.e. Thohoyandou, Sekhukhuni, Practiseer, Tzaneen, Modimolle and Polokwane. We discovered that the Presiding Officers of the mentioned courts have undergone training on the provisions of the Equality Act. An indication was made that issues of jurisdiction and the tasks of the sheriffs were not adequately dealt with during the training. Also some of the sections of the legislation were not addressed especially the interpretation part and the case law. The Clerks of the Courts reflected their dissatisfaction about the training on the act especially the aspect of discrimination with reference to the listed grounds in the Act and the Constitution were never clearly distinguished from ordinary complaints falling under other pieces of legislation. They further indicated the need for further training specifically on the interpretation of the legislation and case law which was not adequately dealt with.

 

We have noted with grave concern that the Clerks of these courts are overworked. They have overlapping duties which includes:- interpretation, they do cleric duties for the civil and criminal courts, assist in the children’s courts enquiry, maintenance and domestic violence cases respectively. In some instances they act as financial accounts clerks. We have established that since their establishment none of these courts have received a single complaint. This according to the interviewees was ascribed mainly to the fact that members of the public were not familiar with the services of the Equality Courts or its existence. It is therefore difficult to measure performance since there has never been a single complaint recorded since inception. Community outreach programmes did not reflect on their agenda. An exception is made to Modimolle Magistrate Court for attempts made to roll out public education programme. The national launch of these courts did not reach ordinary people on the ground. 

 

 

RESEARCH DEPARTMENT

 

General Objective :Monitoring and evaluation of social power capabilities and economic power opportunities

 

Project 1:- Monitor and evaluation of capabilities of specific groups to assert social,economic and cultural rights. Theme: Gender& Poverty

Activity

Priority Projects

Results/Outputs

Indicator

Time-Frame

District Municipality

Conduct a situational analysis;

Develop recommendations

-          Widowhood

-          Girl child

Report on the vulnerability & capacities of selected marginalized groups in society;

Recommendations on improved service delivery & policy to overcome gender-based discrimination.

Samples of marginalized groups for assessment;

Databased of capabilities and vulnerabilities

June & September 06

3 Districts only

- Sekhukhuni

- Mopani

- Capricorn

(Presidential Nodal points)

Done

Project 2:- Monitoring and evaluation of gender perspective in research, education and training. Theme: Gender, culture & religion

Survey gender in the curriculum in early childhood, primary, secondary & tertiary education & training institutions.

Survey gender research @ tertiary education & research institutions

 

- Education Curriculum

Qualitative & quantitave indicators for gender in the curriculum.

Databased of gender research, researches, degree & non-degree training programmes available.

Comprehensive report on the state of gender in the curriculum.

Gender analysis of sample of currica in the province.

Documentation of gaps & good practices

Database of researchers & research topics.

April 06- March 07

Pilot Phase

3 Above-mentioned districts.

Sekhukhune

Mopane

Capricorn

 

(Presidential Nodal points)

Continuing

Project 3:- Baseline research:- Gender opinion survey. Theme: Gender, culture & tradition

Develop questionnaire

Analyze & interpret data.

Develop recommendations for implementation

Disseminate information

 

-Gender Opinion Survey

Database of findings

Research report with recommendations

 

Provincial survey

6 months

June- Dec 06

3 Above-mentioned districts

Not Done, pending the appointment of the Researcher.

 

Project 4:- Gender & HIV/AIDS: THEME:- GBV

Situational analysis of people living with HIV/AIDS

 

 

Comprehensive report with recommendations

Strategy to address gender needs & concerns of people living with HIV/AIDS

Research proposal

Database of finding

April 06- March 07 & ongoing

 

3 Above-mentioned districts

Not Done, The Researcher joined us towards the end of the year (August 06)

Sub-Objective : Monitoring & evaluating of political power agency in public & private sectors & in civil society

Project 1:- Auditing of gender mainstreaming in the public sector:- THEME:- Gender & Governance

Pilot a tool for assessment of gender transformation through gender mainstreaming policies, structures & mechanisms in a sample of government departments and in the municipalities

 

-          Public Works

-          Education Department

-          Premiers Office

-          Capricorn District Municipality

Report with findings & recommendations on gender mainstreaming in government departments.

Manual & scorecard for monitoring;

Accessible database updated & statistics available.

 

Ongoing

Not Done. Postponed to the next fiscal year.

Project 3: Auditing of sexism & gender-based discrimination in the private sector: THEME: Gender & Governance

Draw a sample of private & public sector organizations;

Send out questionnaires & capture responses

 

Private sector

Report with findings & recommendations on the identification & elimination of sexism & gender-based discrimination in private & public sector organisations

Comprehensive measuring instrument developed & administered.

Database of information available

April 06- March 07

Provincial

Not Done. Postponed to the next fiscal year.

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

MPUMALANGA

 

POA

 

2006/7


 

MPUMALANGA PROVINCE

ANNUAL PLAN OF ACTION  2006/7

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION IND INFORMATION

 

OBJECTIVE: Develop, conduct and manage information and education programmes

 

ACTIVITY

TARGET

RESULTS/OUTPUT

INDICATION

TIME FRAME

TARGET LOCATION

STATUS

Convene the government stakeholders forum

All government stakeholders in the women’s empowerment and gender equality sector

Collective, coherent and complementary plan of action with clarified roles and responsibilities

 

Coordinated  and maximized efforts

Maximum stakeholder attendance

 

Clarified roles and responsibilities for each stakeholder

 

Collated plans of action for the CGE’s effective programmes’ planning

 

Provincial Database developed from attendance register

October  2006

Ehlanzeni District municipality

Done

Convene Civil society stakeholders forum

All civil society stakeholders in the women’s empowerment and gender equality sector

Collective, coherent and complimentary civil society plan of action with clarified roles and responsibilities

 

 

Coordinated  and maximized efforts

Three regional workshops held

 

 

Maximum stakeholder  attendance

 

Clarified roles and responsibilities amongst stakeholders

 

Provincial Database developed from attendance register

October 2006

Ehlanzeni

Nkangala

Gert Sibande

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Done

Provincial CGE Launch

All stakeholders

Profile of the CGE in the Province

Well attended provincial launch

Nov 2006

Ehlanzeni, Nelspruit

Not Done

(Waiting for response and go ahead from Head office)

16 Days of Activism

Provincial campaign and workshops

 

Gender Based Violence

Equality workshops

 

Men and women

Rural Communities

 

Gender sensitive and

awareness communities

Successful campaign and workshops

Nov 2006

Ehlanzeni, Gert Sibande & Nkangala Districts

 

Done

Gender dialogue

Farm Schools – Educators and learners

 

Gender sensitive

Reports

 Feb-March  - 2007

All three districts

Not Done(During this period the office was preparing for the Provincial Conference and the WARD Summit, Dialogues in Farm schools were moved to 2007/8 POA.)

 

INFORMATION PROGRAMMES

 

Establishment of CGE resource centre

CGE staff members

Relevant stakeholders

Constant visits by staff members to gather information about gender related issues through reading, research etc.

Increased number of published stories

Jan – April

2007

Ehlanzeni district, CGE offices

Not Done(Waiting for the Furniture and go ahead from Head office)

COMMUNICATION STRATEGY

OBJECTIVE: Foster favourable relations with local media to receive optimal and positive reporting

 

Initiate SABC slots

Ligwalagwala

Radio Kwekwezi

Increased awareness about CGE in the province

Secured slots

On going

All  three districts

Done

Partnership with community radio stations and newspapers

Barberton community radio station

Radio Bush

Information dissemination to the public

Entrenched relationships.

 

On going

All three districts

Done

Arrange & manage exhibitions

Show exhibitions

Municipalities & departmental events

Publicity for the CGE

Availability of exhibition reports

On going and per invitation

All three districts

Done

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEGAL DEPARTMENT

OBJECTIVE: Investigate gender related complaints and issues of own accord and /or on receipt of complaints

Activities

Target

Results/ outputs

Indicators

Time Frame

District Mun

Status

1.Assessment of complaint

 

2.Investigate

 

3.Referrals

 

 

Public

 

 

 

 

Increasing of cases to be reported

 

 

 

 

 

 

Number of cases that are finalized, matters referred to other institutions

On going

Provincial

Done

RESEARCH DEPARTMENT

OBJECTIVE: Monitoring and evaluation of social power capabilities and economic power opportunities

 

Project 2: Monitoring and evaluation of gender perspectives in research, education and training. Theme: Gender, culture and religion

 

Activities

Priority Projects

Results/ outputs

Indicators

Time Frame

District municipality

Status

Conduct a situational analysis;

Develop recommendations

-          Widowhood

-          Girl child

Report on the vulnerability & capacities of selected marginalized groups in society.

 

Recommendations on improved service delivery & policy to overcome gender-based discrimination.

Samples of marginalized groups for assessment;

 

Database of capabilities and vulnerabilities

September – 30 October 2006

Ehlanzeni

Done

Survey gender in the curriculum in early childhood, primary, secondary and tertiary education and training institutions.

 

Survey gender research at tertiary education and research institutions

Education curriculum

Quantitative and qualitative indicator for gender in the curriculum

 

 

 

 

Database of gender research, researchers, degree and non degree training programmes available

Comprehensive report on the state of gender in the curriculum

 

 

 

Gender analysis of a sample of curriculum in all provinces

 

 

 

 

Documentation of gaps and good practice

Database of researchers and research topics

Year 1 Pilot phase

Nov 06 – March 2007

 

All the three District

Done

 


 

NORTHERN CAPE

 

POA

 

2006/7

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMISSION ON GENDER EQUALITY

NORTHERN CAPE PROVINCE PLAN OF ACTION 2006/2007

 

OBJECTIVE 1:               Monitor and develop effective Gender Monitoring Mechanisms for Public and Private institutions to ensure appropriate implementation of gender sensitive Policies, Strategies and Programmes.

 

 

Objective

Activity

Time

Frame

Results

Indicator

Impact

Stake-holders

Venue

Budget

Evaluation of POA

1. To Promote   

  the compliance

  of the  

  provisions

  of the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act: PEPUDA

 

3  x Workshops each quarter for Public Education and Awareness of the Equality Act

April  2006  – March 2007

 

Awareness raised of The Equality Act

Public usage of the Institutions listed in the Act and the Equality Courts

Raise awareness of the Equality act.

 

Cases directed to the relevant institutions as prescribed by the Act

CGE

SAHRC

Dept. Justice

OSW

OSPD

ORC

NGO`s

CBOs

Carnavon

Calvinia

Colesburg

Postmas

burg & Danielskuil

Upington

Springbok

R14000  x 3 =

R42000

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Done  in 1st Quarter

De Aar & Colesburg

 

Done in 2nd Quarter

- Namakwa

- Francis Baard

-Postmasburg

 

Done 3rd quarter

-          Douglas

 

Done 4th Quarter

Warrenton, Jan Kempdorp, Delportshoop and Kimberley

 Beaconsfield)

2. Gender and  Governance : ARC

Report on the compliance with Gender Legislature

APRIL -

NOV 2006

1 x meeting per  District to conduct monitoring through the ARC

Conduct the ARC in Municipalities to assess impact of training

Monitor the implementation of Gender Mainstreaming in Municipal councils

CGE

GFP`s

Municipalities

SALGA

1 Municipality per District

R5000

Staff Accommodation and transport

Done: Siyanda District Municipality

 

Done: Frances Baard district Municipality

 

Not Done: Non Response from Mun

Pixley Ka Seme Kgalagadi & Namakwa

 

Report on the compliance with Gender Legislation

APRIL -

NOV 2006

Individual Monitoring Meetings with Deptal HOD`s to assess Progress in Gender Mainstreaming

A list of Departments reported and their reports

Monitor the implementation of Gender Mainstreaming in Government Departments

CGE

OSW

GFP`s

 

Kimberley

-

Ongoing

 

 

 

 

 

OBJECTIVE 2:               Develop, Conduct or Manage Information and Educational programmes to foster public understanding to Promote Gender Equality and the role and activities of the Commission

 

 

Objective

Activity

Time

Frame

Results

Indicator

Impact

Stake-holders

Venue

Budget

R195 000

Evaluation of POA

1. Gender and  Democracy

5 Workshops dealing with  Chapter 9`s Mandate of Equality also targeting Ward Councilors 

APRIL -

NOV 2006

1 x Workshop per district to create awareness of Gender Equality

Increase awareness of Chapter 9 Institutions and build capacity amongst Ward Councilors

Increased awareness and visibility of Chapter 9 Institutions through  capacity building amongst Ward Councilors

CGE

SAHRC

AG

OPP

CRL

IEC

Municipalities

Dept. Justice

1 x district

R15000

Stationery

Venue

Catering

 

 

Done: 2 workshops:

Pixley Ka Seme

(De Aar & Colesburg)

 

Done: 3 workshops: Namakwa (Port Nolloth, Garies & Hondeklipbaai

 

Done 1: Kgalagadi & Frances Baard

 

Done:2: Namakwa: De Aar & Calvinia

 

Done 4th Quarter

Groblershoop, Grootdrink and Raaswater

 

2. Gender and

    Governance

    (PGM)

2- day Workshop for Institutions and Organizations Supporting Democracy

April/ May 2006

Progress report  depicting status of PGM

Workshop to assess progress of the PGM

Clear strategy of integrated strategic plan for PGM

CGE

OSW

Kimberley

R15000

Stationery

Venue

Catering

Defered to 2007/2008 to finalise CGE review of NGM

3. Employment Equity and Sexual Harassment

Conduct 1 workshop  for about Employment Equity and Sexual harassment per District

August 2006

Report of  Outcomes Employment Equity & Sexual Harassment workshop

Successful workshop held in partnership with Dept Labour. Monitor Compliance of Participating Employers

Increase and Improved awareness of Employment equity and Sexual harassment in the Workplace

CGE

Dept. Labour

CCMA

Kimberley

Kuruman

Kathu

De Aar

R15 000

Not Done: due to poor response from the targeted groups; Para-statals, Private sector Companies, and chambers of commerce

4. GBV, HIV and AIDS and Reproductive Health

4 x Workshop to Promote the Sexual Rights and Reproductive Health of Women and Girls to combat the spread of STI/ HIV/ AIDS

May – Sept 2006

1 x Workshop to promote Sexual Rights and the Reproductive Health of Women and Girls

To Lobby  women to understand  their sexual rights and the need for Reproductive Health and how it contribute to the public and family health

Raised awareness amongst women and girls for issues affecting their sexuality and health in general

CGE

SAHRC

NVAW

Dep. Health

PPASA

WIPPAA

NAPWA

Rape Crisis Centre

1 per District

R5000 x 4

= R20 000

 

 

Done 1 x Roundtable discussion in Kimberley (August)

 

Done 2 x Roundtable discussion in Upt. & Kimberley (Nov & Dec)

 

De Aar and Kuruman not done

5. Campaigns: To celebrate the Participation of 50 year anniversary of Women March

Seminar for Elderly and Young Women

August 2006

To engage women from different eras about gender equality and the advancement of women

informative dialogues

To sensitize Young women about the advancement of women in relation to Gender Equality

CGE

OSW

SAWID

All Political Parties

Kimberley

R70 000

Done

Campaigns

365 days of activism

Seminar on the time line VAW and GBV

Nov- Dec 2006

To sensitize women and men about the origins of GBV: pre and post Democracy and the Role of the Chapter 9`s

Successful seminar

To sensitize women and men about the effects of all form of GBV and to promote Constitutional values and Equality

CGE

OSW

SAWID

All Political Parties

Upington

 

R30 000

Deferred to new 2007/2008

Campaigns:

To Promote Constitutional Values and Monitor impact of CGE programmes

4 Workshops

1 per district

June – November 2006

To promote Constitutional Values and Monitor impact of CGE programmes after 12 Years of Democracy

Conducted 4 Workshops with all Chapter 9`s

Promotion of Constitutional Values and Monitor impact of CGE programmes after 12 Years of Democracy

CGE

SAHRC

OPP

AG

IEC

CRL

1 per District

R30 000

Done 1: Upington

20 September: Done 1: 28 November : Kgalagadi

 

Done 3: 20 – 22 March 2007

Groblershoop

Grootdrink & Raaswater

 


Objective 3:       Conduct Research and make Recommendations where necessary  regarding the progress of Gender Equality and/ or existing Gender Imbalances/ Gender Discrimination

 

 

Objective

Activity

Time

Frame

Results

Indicator

Impact

Stake-holders

Venue

Budget

Evaluation of POA

Asses Gender Equality in relation to Culture, Tradition and Widowhood

4 x Research Meetings to assess lived experiences of Widows and Widowers and Gender Discrimination

 

May March 2006

Report with recommendations from meetings that will inform the form of the provincial Conference

Completed questionnaires

Successful Meetings attended by Widows and Widowers to highlight Gender Discrimination

Sensitized communities about lived experiences of Widow and Widowers

 

CGE to  propose recommendations to eliminate gender discrimination

CGE

HTL

SAHRC

SA Widows Forum

OSW SAWID

1 per district

R10 000 x 4 =

R40 000

 

Done:

 

4 x Research Meeting with Focus groups Kimberley (2),

De Aar (1) & Kuruman (1)

 

 

Not finalized

Provincial Conference on Widowhood

May – July 2006

Conference Report with recommendations

Successful Conference inclusive of Widows, Widowers Traditional Leaders and Relevant Stakeholders

Dispel the Gender and Traditional Stereotypes and Stigma associated to Widowhood

CGE

House of traditional leaders

SAHRC

SA Widows Forum

OSW SAWID

Provincial

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not Done: pending on process to be followed towards National Conference

50/50

Research Meeting to determine progress of 50/50 campaign and women representation

Ongoing

Report with recommendations from Research meeting

Findings reported of 50/50 progress i.t.o. % of Women elevated and Gender Policies developed

Equal Gender representation and progress towards 50/50 targets

Gender Equality Awareness amongst Political Parties

CGE

All Political Parties

SALGA

Provincial

 

Ongoing

 

 


Objectives 4:  Monitor and Evaluate Laws, Policies and Investigate complaints pertaining to Gender discrimination and non compliance in accordance with the legislation and the CGE Complaints Manual

 

 

OBJECTIVES

ACTIVITY

TIME

FRAME

RESULT

INDICATOR

IMPACT

STAKE

HOLDERS

VENUE

Budget

EVALUATION OF POA

To promote compliance of the provision of PEPUDA and Role of the CGE in handling complaints of gender discrimination

Workshops for Public Education and awareness pertaining to the Equality Act

March

Raise awareness of the Equality Act and access to  Equality Courts

To ensure proper processing of Complaints received inn accordance with Complaints Manual of the Legal Department

Well structured management  complaints and investigation sessions

CGE , SAHRC, Public Protector

Provincial Officer

To be confirmed

Done: 20 W/shops

 

Handled 26 Complaints

Monitored  20 Equality Courts

Monitor Laws Policies and practices to make sure that they reflect and promote Gender Equality

Visiting Legislature in Northern Cape and have a discussion sitting on Legislation and Policies

Any sitting of Legislature on discussion

To influence Laws and Policies to promote Gender Equality

Access to the Law making body in Northern Cape Legislature

To make submission in the discussion of Laws and Policies to promote Gender Equality

CGE , SAHRC , Department of Justice

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

Ongoing

Gender and Maintenance Act 99 of Operation Isondlo

 

Gender and Domestic Violence Act

Workshop and Outreach or Information Sessions

March

Sensitise the public about Gender and Maintenance Act ,Operation Isondlo and Domestic Violence

Public Education of the Maintenance Act  Operation Isondlo and Domestic Violence and its procedure

Public usage of the Acts

CGE and Department of Justice

To be confirmed

To be confirmed

1.    Done: Assessment of the DVA: on 24 August 2006 in Kimberley Phuthanang & Phomolong

 

2.   Done:

2 November 2006, Beaconsfield & Greenpoint

 

 

 

 

 

 

OBJECTIVE 5:   Create appropriate Internal and External structures in order to promote sustainability and effective functioning of the Commission

 

Objective

Activity

Time

Frame

Results

Indicator

Impact

Stake-holders

Venue

Budget

Evaluation of POA

1. Establish effective Internal

    Structures to improve the management of the CGE

 

Monthly

Staff

meetings

 

Monthly

Bi Weekly Staff Meetings

 

 

 

To ensure proper HR Management of the Prov. office

Provide Feedback from Plenary and MANCO

Well structured and managed office functioning with CGE mandates

 

Informed Staff

CGE staff and stakeholders

Provincial office

-

Ongoing

Internal Structure

Bi-Weekly Planning and Monitoring Meetings with Legal, Education and Research

Quarterly

Unit meeting to plan and review programmes and provide feed back

To enhance proper running of the Legal

Department

Well structured and managed department functioning with CGE mandate

CGE

Provincial Office

-

Ongoing

2. Establish effective external structures to improve the Impact and Visibility of the CGE

Meetings with the Gender machinery

Monthly/ Quarterly

Meetings

Plan , Monitor and review progress of gender machinery

Reviewed programmes to ensure impact to achieve gender equality

CGE

OSW

GFP`s

Rotating between CGE and OSW

-

Ongoing

 

Participate on Provincial Chapter 9 Forum

Quarterly

Chapter 9 Forum meetings

Coordination and support of Chapter 9 mandates to avoid duplication

 

Develop support mechanisms and referral systems

Optimal use of resources to meet objectives

CGE

Public Protector

IEC

SAHRC

AG

CRL

Rotating amongst Chapter 9 Institutions

R5000

Ongoing

External Structure

Meeting with Provincial

Chapter 9 Legal Units and

Department of Justice 

Quarterly

Chapter 9 Legal Units

meetings to establish a working relationship 

Coordinate and support of Chapter 9

mandates  to avoid

duplication.

-Optimal use of resources to meet objectives.

-Discuss matters of common interest in order to foster common practices &  promote cooperation in relation to the handling of complaints in cases of overlapping jurisdiction

CGE , SAHRC and

Public Protector

To be confirmed

 

Ongoing

Department of Justice

Quarterly meeting

Quarterly

To Plan and Review programmes and provide feed back

Coordination and support each others

programmes

Improved Collaboration

CGE , Department of Justice and SAHRC

To be confirmed

 

Ongoing

 

 


 

WESTERN CAPE

 

POA

 

2006/7


Western Cape POA 2006/7

Objective 1

 

Budget Line

 

Result / Output

Indicator

Time Frame

Location

Rural /Urban

Status

Protect and enhance gender equality in the Province,

to ensure quality workforce and usage of CGE resources

Develop management systems for the Provincial office

Effective and efficient management system for the provincial office. Reports in relation to control mechanisms to strengthen operations of the Provincial Office Western Cape Provincial Office

Implementation of institutional mechanisms to ensure all Provincial operational systems to be effective, economic and transparent

Ongoing

WC Office

 

 

Objective 2

Budget Line

 

Result / Output

Indicator

Time Frame

Location

Rural /Urban

Status

Develop educational material and publication on the Equality Act to create public  awareness in

the current financial year

Theme  1

Equality Act

Increased understanding on how to identify instances of discrimination in the workplace and society

 

Increased understanding of the Equality Court function - how and where to access these

 

Informed of CGE mandate and powers assigned in terms of the Act

 

Increased complaints of gender based discrimination

1.10 April 06

 

 

 

 

2. 11 July 06

 

 

 

 

 

 

3. 31 July 06

 

 

4. 15 August 06

 

 

 

 

5. 16 October 06

 

 

 

 

 

6. 1 November 06

 

 

 

7. 16 November 06

 

Strand, peri-urban

 

 

 

Mowbray, urban

 

 

 

 

 

 

District 6, urban

 

 

Oudtshoorn, rural

 

 

 

 

George, rural

 

 

 

 

 

Tokai, urban

 

 

 

Vredenburg, rural

Done

 

 

 

 

Done

 

 

 

 

 

 

Done

 

 

Done

 

 

 

 

Done

 

 

 

 

 

Done

 

 

 

Done

 

 

 

 

                  

Budget Line

Result / Output

 

Indicator

 

Time Frame

 

Location

Rural / Urban

Status

 

Theme  1

Equality Act

Increased understanding on how to identify instances of discrimination in the workplace and society

 

Increased understanding of the Equality Court function - how and where to access these

 

Informed of CGE mandate and powers assigned in terms of the Act

 

Increased complaints of gender based discrimination

8. 22 November 06

 

 

 

9. 4 December 06

 

 

10. 26 February 07

 

 

 

 

 

11. 22 March 07

 

 

 

 

 

 

12. 27 March 07

Fairdale, urban

 

 

 

Grabouw, rural

 

 

Oudtshoorn, rural

 

 

 

 

 

Mitchell’s Plain, urban

 

 

 

 

 

Oudtshoorn, rural

Done

 

 

 

Done

 

 

Done

 

 

 

 

 

Done

 

 

 

 

 

 

Done

 

 

 

 

Budget Line

 

Result / Output

 

Indicator

 

Time Frame

Location

Rural/ Urban

 

Status

 

Theme 2

Gender Based Violence and the Equality Act

Increased awareness of the right to gender equality and instances that constitute gender based discrimination in society and the workplace

 

Increased awareness of gender, sex and how these are influenced through societal structures

 

Increased awareness of the Domestic Violence Act

 

Increased awareness of the role of the CGE and ICD in addressing gender related complaints

Increased reports of domestic violence at local police stations

 

Increased reports to CGE of gender based discrimination

 

Increased reports to CGE and ICD of non-implementation of the DVA

13. 11 April 06

 

 

 

14. 14 June 06

 

 

 

 

15. 12 July 06

 

 

 

 

 

16. 18 July 06

 

 

17. 19 July 06

 

 

 

18. 20 July 06

 

 

 

Strand, peri-urban

 

 

 

Grabouw, rural

 

 

 

 

Mowbray, urban

 

 

 

 

 

Kleinmond, rural

 

 

Mount Pleasant, rural

 

 

Hawston, rural

Done

 

 

 

Done

 

 

 

 

Done

 

 

 

 

 

Done

 

 

Done

 

 

 

Done

 

Budget Line

 

Result / Output

 

Indicator

 

Time Frame

Location

Rural/ Urban

 

Status

 

Theme 2

Gender Based Violence and the Equality Act

Increased awareness of the right to gender equality and instances that constitute gender based discrimination in society and the workplace

 

Increased awareness of gender, sex and how these are influenced through societal structures

 

Increased awareness of the Domestic Violence Act

 

Increased awareness of the role of the CGE and ICD in addressing gender related complaints

Increased reports of domestic violence at local police stations

 

Increased reports to CGE of gender based discrimination

 

Increased reports to CGE and ICD of non-implementation of the DVA

19. 22 August 06

 

20. 9 October 06

 

 

 

21. 12 October 06

 

 

22. 24 October 06

 

 

23. 25 October 06

 

 

24. 26 October 06

 

 

25. 17 November 06

 

26. 21 November 06

 

 

Malibu, peri-urban

 

 

Fairdale, peri-urban

 

 

 

Atlantis, peri-urban

 

 

 

Atlantis, peri-urban

 

 

 

Tokai, urban

 

 

 

Atlantis, peri-urban

 

 

 

Vredenburg, rural

 

 

Atlantis, peri-urban

Done

 

 

Done

 

 

 

 

Done

 

 

 

Done

 

 

 

Done

 

 

 

Done

 

 

 

Done

 

 

Done

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Budget Line

 

Result / Output

 

Indicator

 

Time Frame

Location

Rural/ Urban

 

Status

Theme 2

Gender Based Violence and the Equality Act

Increased awareness of the right to gender equality and instances that constitute gender based discrimination in society and the workplace

 

Increased awareness of gender, sex and how these are influenced through societal structures

 

Increased awareness of the Domestic Violence Act

 

Increased awareness of the role of the CGE and ICD in addressing gender related complaints

Increased reports of domestic violence at local police stations

 

Increased reports to CGE of gender based discrimination

 

Increased reports to CGE and ICD of non-implementation of the DVA

27. 27 November 06

 

 

 

28. 5 December 06

 

 

29. 27 February 07

 

 

 

 

 

30. 23 March 07

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

31. 26 March 06

 

 

 

 

Cape Town, urban

 

 

Grabouw, rural

 

 

Oudtshoorn, rural

 

 

 

 

Mitchell’s Plain, urban

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oudtshoorn, rural

 

 

 

Done

 

 

 

Done

 

 

Done

 

 

 

 

Done

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Done

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Budget Line

 

Result / Output

 

Indicator

 

Time Frame

Location

Rural/ Urban

 

Status

Theme 3

Poverty and the Equality

Increased awareness of the gendered roles of women and how this impacts on their child rearing responsibilities

 

Increased awareness of the Bill of Rights and how this protects the rights of children

 

Increased awareness of the Maintenance Act

 

Increased awareness of the CGE Maintenance research report and the Commission’s role in addressing maintenance matters

Increased in complaints received by CGE concerning maintenance

32. 19 April 06

 

 

 

33. 16 August 06

 

 

 

 

 

34. 10 October 06

 

 

 

 

35. 17 October 06

 

 

 

 

 

36. 27 March 07

Strand, peri-urban

 

 

Oudtshoorn, rural

 

 

 

 

Fairdale, peri-urban

 

 

 

George, rural

 

 

 

 

 

Oudtshoorn, rural, rural

Done

 

 

 

Done

 

 

 

 

 

Done

 

 

 

 

Done

 

 

 

 

 

Done

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Budget Line

 

Result / Output

 

Indicator

 

Time Frame

Location

Rural/ Urban

 

Status

Theme 4

HIV/AIDS and the Equality

Increased awareness of women’s reproductive rights i.e. Termination of Pregnancy Act, Sterilisation Act

 

Increased awareness of legislation that prohibits discrimination on the basis of HIV i.e. Employment Equity, Equality Act 

Increased reports to Equality Courts on the basis of HIV/AIDS

 

Increased complaints received by CGE concerning the disregard for women’s reproductive rights

37. 20 April 06

 

 

 

38. 15 June 06

 

 

 

 

39. 23 August 06

 

40. 27 March 07

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strand, peri-urban

 

 

 

Grabouw, rural

 

 

 

 

Malibu, peri-urban

 

Oudtshoorn, rural

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Done

 

 

 

Done

 

 

 

 

Done

 

Done

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL: W/SHOPS

 

 

 

 

 

Budget Line

 

Result / Output

 

Indicator

 

Time Frame

Location

Rural/ Urban

 

Status

SEMINARS/ DIALOGUES

 

 

 

 

 

Dialogue 1

United Women’s Organisation: 50th Anniversary of the Women’s March

 

Dialogue 2

Promoting gender relations in a society based on democratic values, social justice and fundamental human rights

 

 

 

 

 

 

To create debate on issues pertaining to women’s role in the struggle and how best this should be captured in the country’s history

 

 

 

 

Increased awareness of the impact that patriarchy has of women’s experience of the criminal justice system and gender based violence

 

Debates on the status of the Sexual Offences Bill as well as civil society input

 

Increased historical documentation that captures women’s role in the struggle against apartheid

 

 

 

Informed positioning, i.e. civil society perspectives of the SOB

5 April 06

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

26 April 06

Langa, urban

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cape Town, urban

Done

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Done

Budget Line

 

Result / Output

 

Indicator

 

Time Frame

Location

Rural/ Urban

 

   Status

Dialogue 3

Strengthening the Provincial Gender Machinery

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dialogue 4

Strengthening the Provincial Gender Machinery: Integrating Local Government

 

Key stakeholders in the PGM i.e.  Women’s Caucus, SALGA, GFP’s, OSW and CGE to debate on a positioning of the integration of local government into the PGM as well as how to implement and sustain this intervention

 

 

To debate with local government representatives of the 5 rural district municipalities of the integration of this structure in the PGM

 

Developing a strategy of integrating each district municipality and its local municipalities into the PGM

 

 

Established guidelines as to how to integrate local government into the PGM structure

 

 

 

 

 

 

Integration of district municipalities into the PGM

 

Development of a strategy to raise awareness and integrate each district municipality and its local structures into the PGM

 

 

 

 

8 June 06

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7 July 06

Cape Town, urban

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Worcester, rural

Done

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Done

Budget Line

 

Result / Output

 

Indicator

 

Time Frame

Location

Rural/ Urban

 

Status

Seminar 1

PGM: Partnership Consultation

 

 

 

 

 

 


TOTAL:

DIALOGUES SEMINARS

To conduct a consu