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 %

Women Ministers

2020 %

Angola

4

11 (2002)

7

32.3

22.9

21

38.7

42.2

Botswana

2

23 (2002)

28.6

18.8

12.5

16.6

16.6

16.7

DRC

--

--

2.5

2.5

10.7

8.3

10.

13.5

Eswatini

--

13.3

18

20

22.2

25

26.3

38.9

Lesotho

1

12.5(2002)

31

31.6

23.8

17.8

22.2

7.1

Madagascar

--

--

--

-

-

20

21.8

26.7

Malawi

3/33

(9%)

17.3

21

24

27.3

15

22.2

23

Mauritius

--

8

10

9.5

12.0

12.5

13.6

12.5

Mozambique

1

12.5

23

25.9

28.6

22.7

29.2

35.3

Namibia

2/20 (10%)

14.2

27

22.7

22.7

22.2

19.2

17.4

Seychelles

--

21.4

27.2

28

23.1

21.4

41.6

45.5

South Africa

3/24 (12.5%)

33

42.8

42

38.8

40.5

43.3

50

Tanzania

3/23 (13%)

13

20

23.3

30.0

20

19

18

Zambia

12%

8.3

28.8

13.6

15.0

25.9

25

28.6

Zimbabwe

2/24 (8%)

24

19

17.5

17.5

15

15

22.2

                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, 2018

 

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