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Gauteng Provincial Government (GPG)Report on the Implementation of Gender Equity and Disability RightsSubmission to the Department of Women, Children and People with Disabilities30 October 2013
presentation overview
Presentation overview
  • Policy & legislative context, mandates and approach:
    • Gender
    • Disability
  • Key Achievements:
    • Gender
    • Disability
gender mandates
GENDER: Mandates
  • Provincial mandate & priorities based on:
    • Electoral mandate – 2009 & 2011 ANC manifesto
    • Gauteng Medium-Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) 2009-2014
    • National and provincial political outcomes
  • Gender mandate & priorities based on:
    • Gender mainstreaming in context of political outcomes & broader development objectives
gender strategic approach
GENDER: Strategic Approach
  • Redress & historical legacy of triple oppression
  • Driving women’s empowerment,gender equality and improving women’s quality of life through:
    • Mainstreaming women in overall development agenda and government programmes
    • Programmes targetedspecifically at women
  • Partnershipswith stakeholders beyond govt
  • Inter-governmental collaboration for delivery
  • Outcomes-based approach (next slide)
  • Short, medium and long-term planning
  • Focus on priorities– not everything
gender strategic approach 2
GENDER: Strategic Approach 2
  • Outcomes-based approach key:
    • to improve government performanceas basis for transformation & better developmental impacts
    • to translate electoral mandate and policy priorities into tangible results
      • Shift from general commitments & priorities to greater level of analysis of delivery value chain based on research, evidence, correct indicators and measurable targets
    • “Organising principle” to gear all of government andpartnersto achieve country outcomes at local, provincial and national level
    • Basis for results-based planning, budgeting, reporting, monitoring & evaluation, performance information & corrective interventions
    • ‘Genderised’ POA with achievements and priorities per outcome area
    • GPG-wide gender programmes
    • Gauteng gender structures
gender current context
GENDER: Current Context
  • Less than 1 year to national & provincial end of term & end of second decade of democracy
  • Emphasis for 2012-2014-2016:
    • movement beyond policy and planning
    • effective implementationof programmes and projects
    • visible delivery on commitments and tangible results
    • Gender Programme of Action (POA) linked to Gauteng Intergovernmental POA
gender key roles responsibilities
GENDER: Key roles & responsibilities
  • Premier is main political authority responsible for championing gender mainstreaming in province
  • The Office of the Premier responsible for strategic leadership & coordination of gender youth & disability mainstreaming across province
  • GEYODI delegations to MECs reverted back to Office of Premier with effect from the 1 April 2011
  • MECs political authorities responsible for gender mainstreaming within their sectoral programmes
  • HODs & programme managers responsible for implementing gender programmes& appointing gender focal points
gender key roles responsibilities 2
GENDER: Key roles & responsibilities 2
  • Intergovernmental Gender Forum
    • GPG and municipal representatives meets quarterly
  • Provincial Gender Machinery incl.
    • Stakeholder gender forum/interactions, PWMSA, National departments (DWCPD), Commission on Gender Equality, Private sector , Political organisations, Women’s formations , Non-governmental organisations, Faith based organisations, LGBTI organisations, other civil society organisations
  • Gauteng Provincial Legislature GEYODI Standing Committee
    • Oversight in relation to performance against gender plans etc. on quarterly basis
gender key legislation and policy 1
GENDER: Key legislation and policy 1
  • International
    • Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
    • UN Human Rights Conventions
    • International Bill of Rights for Women
    • Beijing Platform of Action
    • Millennium Development Goals (MDG)
  • Regional
    • African Union Declaration
    • SADC Protocol
    • 2010-2020 Decade for African Women (AU)
gender key legislation and policy 2
GENDER: Key legislation and policy 2
  • South Africa
    • SA Constitution, equality clause, Bill of Rights
    • White Paper on Reconstruction and Development
    • SA National Policy Framework on Women Empowerment and Gender Equality
    • Wide range of Legislation incl. Employment Equity Act, Promotion of Equality & Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act, Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act, BBBEE Act etc.
  • Gauteng
      • Revised Gauteng Policy Framework on Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
      • Range of other policy frameworks
gauteng gender strategy key focus areas 1
Gauteng Gender Strategy: Key Focus Areas 1
  • Gendered Planning & Policy (Mainstreaming Strategy)
    • Gender considerations in all strategic & projects plans etc.
    • Necessary institutional mechanisms in departments
    • Focal points at senior management level to drive mainstreaming agenda
  • Gender Programme of Action
    • Gender programme aligned to provincial priorities
  • Capacity Building: Gender Awareness
    • Provide training on gender awareness
  • Advocacy & promotion of Human Rights
    • Commemoration of international & national calendar of event
  • Gender Analysis: Gender Lenses
    • Disaggregation of information, research & analysis
gauteng gender strategy key focus areas 2
Gauteng Gender Strategy: Key Focus Areas 2
  • Participation and partnerships
    • Formation of alliances in planning and implementation of gender programmes across government and with civil society sectors and organisations
  • Training and development
    • Providing the necessary training and development opportunities to underpin gender mainstreaming within government beyond
  • Gender responsive budgeting & resource allocation
    • Ensuring the necessary allocation of resources for mainstreamed and targetted gender programmes
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
    • Reporting on performance, evaluation of programmes, and making the necessary interventions
disability national mandate 1
DISABILITY: National Mandate 1
  • Legislative Mandates

- Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination

Act, 4 of 2000

- Commission on Gender Equality Act, 39 of 1996

- Employment Equity Act, 55 of 1996 with its applicable Codes of

Good Practice

  • Policy Mandates

- White Paper on the Transformation of the Public Service, 1995

- White Paper on Affirmative Action in the Public Service, 1997

- The White Paper on “Integrated National Disability Strategy”,


- White Paper on Special Needs education

disability national mandate 2
DISABILITY: National Mandate 2
  • Protocols and Conventions at the International Level

- UN Convention on Persons with Disabilities

- ILO Conventions, especially C100 on Equal Remuneration for

Work of Equal Value

- UN Member States’ Participation Protocols

  • Coordinate, collaborate and partner with all government departments
disability provincial mandate
DISABILITY: Provincial Mandate

Key Performance Areas:

  • Policy co-ordination and development  
  • Co-ordination of Institutional Mechanisms for Disability Rights Mainstreaming
  • Capacity Building
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Disability Programmes
  • Formation of Partnerships
  • Promotion of Human Rights through advocacy
  • Research
Key Achievements:

Gender and Disability

education key gender achievements
EDUCATION: Key gender achievements
  • Matric pass rate
    • Increasingly large numbers of girl learners passing matric, mathematics and science - 52% of matriculants are girls
  • ECD & Grade R
    • Over 88% public primary schools have Grade R
    • Of the 66,706 children accessing ECD, 32,593 are girl learners, showing improved access to education
  • Teacher development
    • Over 8 500 teachers trained including in maths, science, technology
  • Education support in no fee schools
    • Free nutrition to over 1 million learners
    • Of the top performers in no fee schools who are awarded bursaries to access higher education, 51% are girls
education key gender achievements1
EDUCATION: Key gender achievements
  • Key interventions to ensure uninterrupted school attendance being expanded
    • dignity packs rollout proceeding as planned although supplier challenges encountered in early 2013/14
    • departmental oversight over the functionality and cleanliness of toilets was successfully undertaken through responsiveness to complaints lodged through the call centre
  • Social workers to schools fell below target, as reported above.
education key disability achievements
EDUCATION: Key disability achievements
  • Training of educators who are able to teach their subject in SA sign language reached 100 (125%) of the 80 planned by Q2 of 2013/14
  • 18 (100%) of 18 targeted full service schools established
  • The practice of early identification of learners is expected to reach all priority schools -174 learners with barriers to learning were identified by Q2 2 of 2013/14
  • NPO service provision for people with disabilities met or exceeded targets - 107 (102%) of 105 NPOs
  • 3 751 (99%) of 3 792 targeted people with disabilities were accessing services in funded protective workshops managed by NPOs
  • Only 726 (104%) of 700 hearing aids targeted for Q2 provided
education key disability achievements1
EDUCATION: Key disability achievements
  • Assistance to People with disabilities in the form of walking aids, wheelchairs, orthotics and prosthetics and assistive devices showing improvement annually. By Q2 of 2013/14:
    • 842 (53%) of 1 600 wheelchairs projected to be provided were provided
    • 4 377 (73%) of 6 000 walking aids were provided
    • 8 743 (58%) of the 15 000 orthotic, prosthetics and assistive devices were provided
health key gender achievements
HEALTH: Key gender achievements
  • Targets largely met or exceeded for most interventions to reduce maternal and child mortality including:
    • Mothers and babies who receive postnatal care within 3 days of delivery (80% targeted vs 91% and 93% achieved)
    • Pregnant women who book for antenatal care before 20 weeks gestation (40% vs 40%), improved by 20%
    • Overall improvement in pre- and post-natal care
    • Intervention regarding sex behaviors and teenage pregnancy interventions exceeded projected coverage
    • Delivery in facility under-18 years rate, which indicates the extent to which teenage pregnant mothers access health facilities for delivery - was expected to be retained below 6, 5% but reached 6,8 % by Q2 of 2013/14
health key gender achievements1
HEALTH: Key gender achievements
  • Targets largely met or exceeded for most interventions to reduce maternal and child mortality (continued):
    • Cervical cancer screening reached 50% vs 65% targeted in Q2
    • Mammogram services reached 100%, with 6 of 6 hospitals targeted, reached by Q2
    • 52 (100%) of facilities were reportedly providing ToP and family planning and continuous professional development by Q2
    • Professional nurses training in the new Contraception and Fertility Planning Policy programmes underway by Q2
health key gender achievements2
HEALTH: Key gender achievements
  • Good progress on interventions to combat HIV / AIDS and TB:
    • Targets achieved for mother to child transmission (1.9%)
    • Targets exceeded for access to services, including dignity packs (100%)
      • AIDS deaths down from 38.5% in 2009 to 35% in 2011
      • 388 facilities offering ART with over 500 000 people registered
      • TB cure rate is 81.4% against the 82% target
      • ARV prophylaxis to survivors of sexual assaults (PEP) and female condom distribution however fell below expected levels as did female condoms distribution by Q2
  • UNAIDS estimates 18.7% of pregnant women aged 15-24 are HIV positive
  • 1.42 million men and women counseled and tested for HIV
  • 50% of men have undergone medical male circumcision
health key gender achievements3
HEALTH: Key gender achievements
  • 2 babies born HIV+ out of every 100 positive pregnant women
  • 4 000 teenage pregnancies in 2012
  • Maternal deaths associated with HIV (Maternal Mortality Ratio = 117/100,000)
  • More people are receiving ART than before: 71% men; 91% women
  • 56, 272 reported rapes (women and children in 2010/2011)
health key gender achievements4
HEALTH: Key gender achievements

Key interventions include:

  • Sexuality education and extra-curricular activities for higher risk schools + referral to health and social services
  • Protective social norms and values (attitudes), safe sex, and social support for PLHIV, OVC and vulnerable groups with referrals
  • Comprehensive workplace programmes
  • Mass education and mobilisation and ward based D2D education (referrals, follow ups, unemployed youth and women, informal settlements (urban and rural), high risk wards
  • HCT campaign
health key gender achievements5
HEALTH: Key gender achievements
  • Health system strengthening interventions benefitting women:
    • Wider PHC access to health professionals including doctors
    • CHCs & clinics with extended hours increased from 99 in 2009 to 127 in 2011
    • Orphans & vulnerable children benefitting from targetted services increased from 105 666 in 2009 to 202 853 at midterm
health key disability achievements
HEALTH: Key disability achievements
  • Targets met for interventions and support to people with disabilities: including the provision of hearing aids, walking aids , orthotics, prosthetics and assistive devices and access to services in funded protective workshops and residential facilities
  • 107 (102%) of 105 NPOs providing services
  • 3 751 (99%) of 3 792 targeted people with disabilities were accessing services in funded protective workshops
  • 726 (104%) of 700 hearing aids targeted for Quarter 2 provided
  • 4 377 (73%) of 6 000 walking aids provided
  • 8 743 (58%) of the 15 000 orthotic, prosthetics and assistive devices were provided
  • Wheelchair provision reached53% of target by Q2 2013/14, although continues to be prioritized
safety key gender achievements
SAFETY: Key gender achievements

GPG Safety programmas aimed at reducing criminality and its impacts, incl on women

  • Policing
      • Drop in serious crime including murder, hijackings, robberies etc.
  • Social crime prevention
      • Over 460,000 men and boys in gender-based violence prevention programs
      • Youth desks at 83 police stations
      • 90% of Community Policing Forums operational
      • Patrollers deployed at schools and tourism points
safety key gender achievements1
SAFETY: Key gender achievements
  • Violence against women and children
      • Interventions aimed at reducing crimes against women and children gaining traction over the years
      • FCS units reconstituted
      • 122 functional VECs
      • Rollout of Ikhaya Lethemba model in 3 communities
  • By Q2 2013/14 targets continue to be met or exceeded in key areas:
    • provision of psychosocial support services reached 130% of beneficiaries
    • Programme for recruitment and training of forensic social workers underway
    • 176% of targeted men reached through MASP groups
    • GBVP Fora reached 100% of those targeted
    • Women safety programmes exceeded 133%
    • 122% of planned Community based safe houses (Green Doors) were established
    • Women placed in economic empowerment opportunities – beyond welfare
safety key gender achievements2
SAFETY: Key gender achievements
  • Gender priorities integrated and addressed in several programme dealing with crimes against women and children, including on social crime prevention
safety key disability achievements
SAFETY: Key disability achievements
  • Exceedingly good progress made on people with disability workshops (242%) and safety desks (180%) established
  • Workshops aimed at promoting awareness on violence against women and children reaching significant numbers - 1 332 (888%) people with disabilities were reached (against a target of 150)
  • Interventions to ensure that police stations are accessible and that people with disabilities have access to sign language interpreters also in place
incl growth key gender achievements 1
INCL. GROWTH: Key gender achievements 1
  • Many interventions under decent work and inclusive growth benefit women, including SMME and cooperatives support, mentorship and skills development
  • Job creation
    • Women benefit through provincial job creation framework including through work opportunities in EPWP
    • 121 abused women linked to economic empowerment opportunities
    • 456 women on child support involved in cooperatives
    • Implementation of Youth Employment Strategy underway
    • women cooperatives supported exceeded the Q2 target of 80 and the Annual target of 127 - 296 (370%) women cooperatives supported
    • mentorship (90%)
    • skills development and access to support services for
incl growth key gender achievements 2
INCL. GROWTH: Key gender achievements 2
  • Trade and investment promotion
      • Women-owned companies supported to access new markets, including export markets
  • Sectoral strategies
      • Jobs & other economic opportunities for women through Infrastructure projects, Pale Ya Rona carnival, BPO sector, tourism etc.
  • Strategic Procurement. Good progress was made on procurement for Women
    • % Women. 24, 06% of an expected 30% of women were being supported through GPG procurement by Q2 of 2013/14
incl growth key disability achievements
INCL. GROWTH: Key disability achievements
  • People with disabilities may also access services and interventions delivered as part of the Decent Work programmes
  • Strategic Procurement. Limited progress was made on procurement for people with disabilities
    • % People with disabilities. 0, 11% of an expected 5% of People with Disabilities were supported.
rural dev key gender achievements
RURAL DEV. : Key gender achievements
  • A range of support interventions benefit women directly and indirectly
  • Agricultural sector
    • Farmers production inputs, infrastructure & extension services
    • 40 women’s agricultural cooperatives supported
    • Women in Agriculture and Rural Development projects
    • Maize Triangle Strategy – of the 135 farmers supported, 90 were women
    • Women are key beneficiaries of agro-processing projects & agri-park with flower tunnels - 25 (357%) women benefited from Agri-parks such as the Onverwacht Agri-Park in 2013/14
  • 23 women farmers have been supported – being expanded
  • Food Security
        • Women as majority beneficiaries of 20 000 households and 380 community & school food gardens & over 10,000 who benefit from 4 Food Banks
rural dev key gender achievements1
RURAL DEV. : Key gender achievements
  • Rural development
      • Rural nodes in Devon, Sokhulumi, Bantu Bonke & Hekpoort & 54 rural infrastructure development initiatives
rural dev key disability achievements
RURAL DEV. : Key disability achievements
  • PWDs supported with production inputs (50%) and participating in community food gardens (32%) underway
  • People with disabilities assisted with agro-processing facilities and equipment (mainly for vegetables and egg grading machines) for example in the Sedibeng and Tshwane areas
  • Targets exceeded for the involvement of PWD in rural development economic drivers (200%) and protecting ecosystem and species (300%)
  • Farmer support for people with disabilities a challenge


human settlement key gender achievements
HUMAN SETTLEMENT: Key gender achievements
  • Modest progress on the allocation of houses to women (19%)
  • However, women are key beneficiaries of accelerated delivery of housing opportunities, even if indirectly
    • 9 450 housing units and 5 345 stands delivered
    • 69 informal settlements formalised & 12 eradicated (total 405); 26 105 serviced stands & 50 984 houses
    • 1 901 social housing units, 3 890 affordable rental units and 1 491 backyard shacks delivered
    • Rural housing: 453 serviced stands & 640 housing units
    • Urban renewal in Alexandra, Bekkersdal, Evaton, Winterveldt
    • Range of projects implemented in 20 PTP townships, incl. 37.7km roads upgraded
human settlement key gender achievements1
HUMAN SETTLEMENT: Key gender achievements
  • Performance been exceeding targets for women-owned companies (195%) contracted and the rand value of contracts for women owned entities for housing delivery (334%)
  • Housing opportunities (incl. basic services) allocated to women-headed households reached 1.29% by the end of Q2 of 2013/14
human settlement key disability achievements
HUMAN SETTLEMENT: Key disability achievements
  • Allocation of houses to PWD was below target - housing opportunities (incl. basic services) for people with disabilities reached only 0.05% by end of Q2
loc government key gender achievements
LOC. GOVERNMENT: Key gender achievements
  • Municipal support
    • Women targeted as part of Scarce and Critical Skills Strategy
  • Access to basic services
    • Improved access to basic services makes big impact on lives of women, especially the poor
  • Deepening democracy
    • Representation of women in ward committees targets exceeded (899%)
    • 336 (420%) women attended critical and scarce skills training against a target of 80
    • Training and capacity building for women councilors also a key intervention, although delays experienced – 100 targeted in 2013/14 alone
loc government key disability achievements
LOC. GOVERNMENT: Key disability achievements
  • Conscious drive to ensure representation of people with disabilities in ward committees
public service key gender achievements
PUBLIC SERVICE: Key genderachievements
  • Service Delivery Quality and Access
    • Premier’s Hotline gives women access to redress & better service
  • Institutional reform
    • Gender coordination driven from Office of the Premier
  • Provincial planning, monitoring and evaluation
    • Women as part of Gauteng Advisory Council and long-term planning process (Gauteng Vision 2055)
    • Gender mainstreaming and targetted gender programmes as part of Provincial POA, Outcomes based planning, budgeting, performance monitoring & reporting
    • Delivery of a mentorship programme for women a key intervention of the GPG (Young Women’s Development Programme), driven from Office of the premier
  • Financial management & budgetting
    • Allocation of budgets for gender programmes as part of provincial planning and budgetting cycle
public service key gender achievements1
PUBLIC SERVICE: Key gender achievements

GPG prioritising employment of women at SMS level, preferential procurement spend within GPG to women-owned companies

  • Performance below target for women employed at SMS (43% vs target 50%) by Q2 of 2013/14
  • Preferential procurement for women: improvement was noted over the course of the 2013/14 financial year- 22.37% vs targeted 30% by Q2
public service key disability achievements
PUBLIC SERVICE: Key disability achievements

Promotion of disability rights in GPG a priority:

  • In 2012/13, 1,8% of GPG staff comprise of people with disabilities against annual target of 1.5% - delay in the approval of the organisational structures has delayed the implementation of recruitment strategy
  • Accessibility of government buildings receiving attention, following audit, but remains a challenge
incl citizenship key gender achievements
INCL. CITIZENSHIP: Key gender achievements
  • Nation-building and national identity
    • Commemoration of national days incl. Women’s Day
    • Promotion of national symbols in schools
    • Construction of iconic Women’s Monument as part of struggle heritage flagship projects
  • Citizen participation
    • Women’s participation in Izimbizo, community outreach etc.
  • Social cohesion
    • School Mass Participation Programme is proceeding well including girl learners
    • Strong involvement of women in successful activities to address social cohesion, including art, music, festivals, sport, holiday programme & social cohesion dialogues
incl citizenship key disability achievements
INCL. CITIZENSHIP: Key disability achievements

GPG programmes aimed at addressing imperatives to promote inclusion of people with disabilities and societal attitudes:

  • Disability Games held as part of the daily activities at the hubs, including Indigenous Games, Wheelchair Basketball, Blind Cricket and Football
  • Social cohesion dialogues held which included topics on inclusivity and diversity key to enhanced integration of people with disabilities
  • Progress made:
    • in implementing gender and disability rights strategies & POA
    • mainstreaming gender and disability rights and ensuring women and people with disabilities benefit from government programmes and targeted programmes
    • In planning, budgeting, monitoring and evaluation etc.
  • Need to focus on:
    • key priorities that will make an impact
    • implementation and interventions to unblock obstacles