Women's access to political power and decision-making positions has increased since 1994. Provincial structures have been established to address gender issues within the provinces. For example, in 2000, there were 8 female Ministers out of 27 and 8 out of 13 Deputy Ministers in the national government, 30% of the Members of Parliament and 24% of Members of Provincial Legislatures.
2017 Women'S month ended with a special celebration of women who give back to communities. The South Africa's Women Givers Awards ceremony celebrates and honours South Africa's women who are selflessly committed to giving back to communities, uplifting and supporting others for no reward at all.