The women’s league is for women and has to be vocal on issues affecting women.
Martens, who started her new job yesterday, said the league had acknowledged that its work was not visible enough in the media.
“I am very happy to be here. The women’s league needs to communicate its programmes to the public.”
She said she was not new in politics since she had been involved with the SA Student Council – an affiliate of the ANC.
She also served as deputy president of the student representative council while studying for a national diploma in journalism at the Durban University of Technology.
She said journalists should report more on issues affecting women.
“The women’s league is for women and has to be vocal on issues affecting women.”
She takes over from Water affairs minister Edna Molewa.