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.


Hon. CQ Madlopha

Chair: Premier

Hon. RZP Zulu

Chair: Public Participation & Petitions Committee

Hon. S Thakur-Rajbansi

Leader of the MF

Hon. M Shinga

Leader of the NFP & Whip of minority parties

Hon. JN Cele

ANC Whip

Hon. GN Swartbooi-Ntombela

Chair: Social Development

Hon. NN Sibhidla-Saphetha

Chair: Agriculture and Rural Development

Hon. AG Mapena

MEC – KZN Sport, Arts and Culture

Hon. NR Majola

Chair: Health

Hon. LXH Hlongwa-Madlala

Chair: Human Settlement

Hon. M Govender

Chair: SCOPA

Hon. MC Frazer

MEC – Education

Hon. PH Mbatha-Cele

Chair: Quality of Life

Hon. ZLI Cele

Chair: COGTA

Hon. MPP Zungu

Chair: Public Works

Hon. VP Caluza

Deputy Chief Whip

Hon. NM Khoza

MEC – Social Development

Hon. HGS Mavimbela

Chair: Chairpersons of Committees

Hon. N Dube-Ncube

Premier - KwaZulu-Natal

Hon. N Simelane

MEC – Health

Hon. NP Nkonyeni

MEC – Finance

Hon. BN Sithole-Moloi

MEC – Agriculture & Rural Development