Multiparty Women’s Caucus – Functions and Powers

The Multiparty Women’s Caucus derives its mandate from Rule 180 A of the KZN Legislature.

It acts as an advisory, influencing and consultative body by:
1. Representing the interests of and concerns of women members of the Legislature;
2. Promoting the discussion of women issues in the Legislature;
3. Making submissions to the Standing Committee on Quality of Life and Status of Women, Children, Youth and Disabled Persons on the improvement of the quality of life and status of women, either at the request of the Standing Committee or at its own initiative;
4. Introducing a woman’s perspective and focus in Legislature activities, including the programming of debates;
5. Engaging on developmental and empowerment issues with women in political structures outside the Legislature and women members of parliaments and legislatures internationally; and
6. Considering any other matter within its mandate referred to it by the House.

The MPWC further incorporates the work of the Commonwealth Women Parliamentarians (CWP).

CWP Strategic Objectives 2016-2020

1. Development of structures, rules and Guidelines for CWP;
2. Increase of women representation and involvement;
3. Empowerment of women;
4. Improved monitoring of implementation of International and regional instruments; and
5. Reduction of social, cultural and religious practices that are harmful to women.

Chairperson

Hon. CQ Madlopha

Chair: Premier
Members

Hon. N Dube-Ncube

MEC – Economic Development, Environmental Affairs & Tourism & LGB

Hon. N Simelane-Zulu

MEC – Health

Hon. NP Nkonyeni

MEC – Human Settlement and Public Works

Hon. BN Sithole-Moloi

MEC – Agriculture & Rural Development

Hon. HGS Mavimbela

MEC – Arts, Culture, Sport and Recreation

Hon. NM Khoza

MEC – Social Development

Hon. VP Caluza

Deputy Chief Whip

Hon. MPP Zungu

Deputy Chairperson of Committees

Hon. PH Mbatha-Cele

Chair: Quality of Life

Hon. MC Frazer

Chair: Public Works

Hon. M Govender

Chair: SCOPA

Hon. LXH Hlongwa-Madlala

Chair: Human Settlement

Hon. NR Majola

Chair: Health

Hon. AG Mapena

Chair: Sports and Recreation

Hon. NN Sibhidla-Saphetha

Chair: Agriculture and Rural Development

Hon. GN Swartbooi-Ntombela

Chair: Social Development

Hon. S Thakur-Rajbansi

Leader of the MF
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