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ANC is not the only party without a sexual harassment policy - Rebecca Davis

19 February 2019 4:32 PM
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Pule Mabe
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Author and Daily Maverick journalist Rebecca Davis reveals her findings after looking into seven political parties.

On Monday, African National Congress (ANC) spokesperson, Pule Mabe was cleared of sexual harassment during an internal hearing following a complaint brought by his former PA.

The hearing put the spotlight on the fact that the party does not have a policy on sexual harassment.

It's now been given 90 days to devise a sexual harassment policy, for future use.

READ: Pule Mabe was never alone in hotel room with assistant - ANC NEC's Sdumo Dlamini

ALSO READ: Pule Mabe to return to work after being cleared of sexual harassment allegations

This prompted author and Daily Maverick journalist Rebecca Davis, to look into seven political parties.

She found that five, including the ANC, have no sexual harassment policies.

Only it appears, the DA and the Good party currently have any form pf sexual harassment policy in place. The others which were Cope, the IFP, UDM and the EFF have no signs of having sexual harassment policies drawn up.

Rebecca Davis, Author and journalist

What the ANC for instance has had it seems up to this point, instead of a sexual harassment policy is just one clause in its constitution which prohibits is members engaging in sexual of physical abuse of women and children, or abuse of office to obtain sexual favors from members. So there are sort of fleeting references in some parties' constitutions, the EFF similarly...

Rebecca Davis, Author and journalist

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19 February 2019 4:32 PM
Tags:
African National Congress
Sexual harassment
Pule Mabe
sexual harassment policy

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