Political analyst, Sethulego Matebesi, says the African National Congress has lost an opportunity to prove its commitment to gender equality.
The Commission for Gender Equality (CGE) says it will be monitoring the elections closely to check if what political parties promised in terms of issues of gender representivity are adhered to.
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) was off to a different tune on Friday with its traditional ringing of the bells to signal the start of business, symbolising the fight for gender equality.
The Commissioner for Political Affairs of the African Union Commission, Amb. Minata Samate Cessouma has met with Sweden Foreign Affairs Minister Margot Wallström, on the sideline of the 2018 Stockholm Forum on Gender Equality.
The Commission for Gender Equality has called for the revision and strengthening of laws dealing with perpetrators of gender-based violence.