Investigative study on the commercialization of religion

20 August 2015

On Thursday, 20 Auguest 2015, the CRL Rights Commission launched an investigative study into the commercialisation of religion. "We are launching an investigative study on the commercialisation of religion and the abuse of people's belief systems in terms of when these institutions are being run, how are they being run, where is their funding going into, who collects how much and what do they do with the money, where does the money eventually go to, what are the governing principles that are there," said chairperson Thoko Mkhwanazi-Xalavu.

CRL Rights Commission launches re-use of graves report

26 May 2015

On Tuesday, 26 May 2015, the CRL Rights Commission launched its report entitled "The re-use of graves by local government". The Commission had undertook a study on the use and re-use of graves after it received a number of complaints from the public, particularly from the eThekwini Metro Municipality area. Read more

Albinism in South Africa

08 October 2015

Signing of Memorandum of Understanding between CRL Rights Commission and Albinism Society of South Africa. The Signing was done by the Chairperson of the Commission Ms Thoko Mkhwanzi-Xaluva and the National Director of ASSA Ms Nomasonto Mazibuko and Undlunkulu Ma Mchiza from the Zulu Royal House was in attendance  


Visit by Deputy Minister, DTA

08 August 2014 •  Braamfontein  • 

The CRL Rights Commission had the previlage of hosting the Deputy Minister, Department of Traditional Affairs, The Honourable Mr Obed Bapela for a Plennary Session. The Deputy Minister told the Commission that harmfull traditional practices needed to be investigated, that consent  is impotant, especialy for women.