Category - Governance

Women in Parliament / National Assembly

Parliament is responsible for promoting democratic governance and ensuring that the provisions of the constitution are upheld and all institutions and agencies of government at every level act constitutionally and in national interest. The parliament consists of elected and/or nominated representatives responsible for making and changing the laws of the country.

Women in Electoral Commission

Electoral management bodies ensure that the environment in which elections take place is conducive to conduct credible elections.

Women in Public Service Commissions

The Public Service Commission advise the national and provincial organs of the State regarding personnel practices in the public service, including those relating to the recruitment, appointment, transfer, discharge and other aspects of the careers of employees in the public service.

Women in Central Government in SADC Member States, 2016

Central government which is made up of three arms namely, the judiciary, legislature and the executive is a unitary system of government underpinned by local authorities as lower tiers of government responsible for providing services at the local levels.


Judiciary is accountable to the people from whom it derives its judicial authority. The judiciary is headed by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court who, like the other justices, is appointed by the President on the advice of the Judicial Service Commission in most countries.