Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities

The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission) is an independent chapter nine institution in South Africa. It draws its mandate from the South African Constitution by way of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities Act of 2002.[2]

Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities
Commission overview
Formed2002
JurisdictionSouth Africa
HeadquartersBraampark Office Park,
33 Hoofd St,
Braampark,
Johannesburg, South Africa[1]
Commission executives
  • David Luka Mosoma, Chairperson
  • Sylvia Mamohapi Pheto, Deputy Chairperson

MandateEdit

The CRL Rights Commission is mandated "to promote respect for and further the protection of the rights of cultural, religious and linguistic communities; promote and develop peace, friendship, humanity, tolerance, national unity among and within cultural, religious and linguistic communities on the basis of equality, non-discrimination and free association; to promote the right of communities to develop their historically diminished heritage and to recognise community councils".[3]

Vision and missionEdit

The vision of the CRL Rights Commission is "a united South African nation that protects and promotes the cultural, religious and linguistic rights of all its diverse communities". Its mission is to "promote and protect the rights of cultural, religious and linguistic communities".[4]

CommissionersEdit

On 2 April 2014, 12 new commissioners of the CRL Commission were inaugurated at the Constitutional Court. This was subsequent to their appointment by President Jacob Zuma in terms of section 11(4) read with 13(1) of the CRL Rights Commission Act 19 of 2002 with effect from 1 March 2014, for a period of five years. The inauguration ceremony was presided over by Justice Edwin Cameron. The current members of the CRL Rights Commission are:[5]

  • Prof. David Luka Mosoma (Chairperson
  • Dr. Sylvia Mamohapi Pheto (Deputy Chairperson)
  • Dr. Muneer Abduroaof
  • Mr. Renier Stephanus Schoeman
  • Mr. Sicelo Emmanuel Dlamini
  • Mr. Mandla Langa
  • Mr. Richard Daryll Botha
  • Ms. Sheila Khama
  • Prof. Pitika Ntuli
  • Ms. Ramokone Kgatla
  • Ms. Tsholofelo Mosala
  • Ms. Nomalanga Tyamzashe
  • Dr. Nokuzola Mndende

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Contact us / CRL Commission". crlcommission.org.za. CRL Commission. n.d. Retrieved 13 June 2021.
  2. ^ "CRL Act". crlcommission.org.za. Archived from the original on 31 January 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  3. ^ "Preparatory engagement on the status of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Rights in South Africa will be held in KwaZulu-Natal province". info.gov.za. 12 September 2012. Archived from the original on 25 December 2012. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  4. ^ "Vision & Mission". crlcommission.org.za. Archived from the original on 31 January 2013. Retrieved 10 November 2012.
  5. ^ "About". crlcommission.org.za. CRL Commission. n.d. Retrieved 13 June 2021.

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