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Pregs Govender

Deputy Chair:South African Human Rights Commission


Born in Durban South Africa

Pregs Govender is the Author of "Love and Courage, A Story of Insubordination". After the first democratic elections in 1994, she served as an ANC MP in the National Assembly. She is widely respected for her role in advancing gender responsive budgets. As Chair of Parliament's Committee on Women, she ensured that most of its priorities aimed at advancing women's rights and gender equality, were enacted. She resigned in 2002, after holding public hearings on Hiv/AIDS in 2001 and being the only MP to register opposition to the arms deal in the Defence Budget vote. In 2007-2009 she chaired the Independent Panel Assessment of Parliament.


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Deputy Chairperson | Full time Commissioner | Human Rights Commission
South Africa | 2009 - present

Social Development and Community Services


Previous Position(s)

Member of Parliament | National Assembly
Cape Town, South Africa | 1994 - 2002

Social Development and Community Services

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University of Durban-Westville

Durban, South Africa | 1977 - 1981

BA (Hons); UHDE (University Higher Diploma in Education) - Honorary Doctorate

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