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									Key Structures in Government Focussed on Children, Youth, Women and the
Disabled
The Office of the President
The Office of the President has a special focus on empowering children, youth, women and the disabled. To
facilitate this focus, separate “Offices” for children, youth, women and the disabled have been set up within the
Office of the President. Each Office is headed by a Director.
Key contact numbers are provided below:
 Minister in the Office of the President
         Dr Essop Pahad
         Tel: (012) 323 2502/3; (021) 464 2122
         Fax: (012 323 2573/6; (021) 464 2123

 Director of the Office on Children
         Ms Thoko Mkhwanazi
         Tel: (012) 337 5174
         Fax: (012 – 321 4566

 Director of the Office on Status of Disabled Persons
         Mr S Chalklen
         Tel: (012) 337 5222
         Fax: (012) 326 4176

 Director of the Office on Status of Women
         Ms Ellen Kornegay
         Tel: (012) 337 5220
         Fax: (012) 326 4176

Parliamentary Committees
Parliament has two Joint Committees that are tasked specifically with addressing the issue of empowerment of
children, youth, women and the disabled.

 Joint Committee on the Status and Quality of Life of Women
         Chairperson: Ms Pregs Govender
         Tel: (021) 403 2561
         Fax. (021) 403 3597

 Joint Committee on Children, Youth and the Disabled
         Chairperson: Ms H Bogopane
         Tel: (021) 403 2257
         Fax: (021) 403 2074

The Minister of Health
 Dr Mantombazana Tshabalala- Msimang
        Tel: (012) 328 4773/4/5; (021) 465 7407/8
        Fax: (012) 325 5526; (021) 465 1575

The Minister of Welfare
 Mr Zola Skweyiya
         Tel: (012) 328 4600; (021) 465 4011
         Fax: (012) 325 7071; (021) 465 4469

National Youth Commission
 Chairperson: Ms Hlengiwe Bhengu
        Tel: (012) 325 3702
        Fax: (012) 324 4759
        E-mail: nyc@yis.co.za

								
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