Jamela Robertson

Transversal Mainstreaming Focal Point, Gauteng Provincial Legislature

Jamela provides technical and strategic support to the Gauteng Provincial Legislature to mainstream transversal issues of gender, race, disability, and youth in the mandates of the institution. Her mission in life is to give a voice to historically disadvantaged groups in South Africa, including women, the poor, and those disenfranchised by the apartheid system. She has been working in gender and human rights for over twenty years and she has served in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature since 2015. Her experience spans public and private institutions as well as community-based organizations, serving various sectors, including education, health, and development programs. Jamela holds a Master of Science in Medicine from the University of the Witwatersrand.

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