Women in Cabinet in SADC Member States

The Cabinet is an executive body of appointed government ministers. It normally consists vice-presidents, appointed ministers of government.

Country

Women Ministers 1995

Women Ministers 2000 %

Women Ministers 2006 %

Women Ministers

2009 %

Women Ministers

2012 %

Women Ministers

2015 %

Women Ministers

2018 %

Angola

4

11 (2002)

7

32.3

22.9

21

38.7

Botswana

2

23 (2002)

28.6

18.8

12.5

16.6

16.6

DRC

--

--

2.5

2.5

10.7

8.3

10.

Eswatini

1

12.5(2002)

31

20

22.2

25

26.3

Lesotho

--

--

--

31.6

23.8

17.8

22.2

Madagascar

3/33

(9%)

17.3

21

-

-

20

21.8

Malawi

--

8

10

24

27.3

15

22.2

Mauritius

1

12.5

23

9.5

12.0

12.5

13.6

Mozambique

2/20 (10%)

14.2

27

25.9

28.6

22.7

29.2

Namibia

--

21.4

27.2

22.7

22.7

22.2

19.2

Seychelles

3/24 (12.5%)

33

42.8

28

23.1

21.4

41.6

South Africa

--

13.3

18

42

38.8

40.5

43.3

Tanzania

3/23 (13%)

13

20

23.3

30.0

20

19

Zambia

12%

8.3

28.8

13.6

15.0

25.9

25

Zimbabwe

2/24 (8%)

24

19

17.5

17.5

15

15

The figures shown exclude President, Vice President and Deputy Ministers, as they sit in Cabinet in some countries and not in others.

Source: National progress reports on implementation of the SADC Protocol on Gender and Development; National gender reports; SADC Gender Monitor 1999, 2001, 2006, 2009, 2013; 2016

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