Gender issues: Women's representation quotas
Updated May 2008
The following table supplies information on quotas to ensure the better representation of women in elective bodies in Southern African countries.
Links on this page go to pages providing further detail on the subject for that specific country.
|ANGOLA||None||Ruling MPLA 30% National Assembly|
|BOTSWANA||None||Opposition BNF 30% candidates
Opposition BCP 30% candidates
|DRC||None||Ruling PPRD 30% candidates
Opposition MLC 30% candidates
RCD 30% candidates
|LESOTHO||30% local government||None|
|MALAWI||None||UDF 25% National Assembly|
|MAURITIUS||None||MMM 20% candidates all levels|
|MOZAMBIQUE||None||Ruling FRELIMO 40% all levels.|
|NAMIBIA||50% local government||Ruling SWAPO 50% candidates all levels
Opposition COD 50% candidates all levels
Opposition NUDO 50% candidates all levels
|SOUTH AFRICA||50% local government PR lists (not legally enforceable)||Ruling ANC 30% national and provincial, 50% local government|
|SWAZILAND||If women less than 30% of Parliament, then 4 women elected to House of Assembly by House.
|Political parties banned|
|TANZANIA||30% National Assembly
30% House of Representatives (Zanzibar)
33% local government
|ZIMBABWE||None||ZANU-PF 25% of candidates House of Assembly|