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

CRL Rights Commission at the Rand Easter Show

12 April 2015

The CRL Rights Commission embarked on public education campain at the Rand Easter Show in Nasrec. Hundreds of South Africans from all walks of life visited the CRL Commission stand. CRL Commissioner Khama and Commissioner Botha engaged visitors to hear about their problems.


The tradition of Ukuthwala

04 August 2014  •  Image courtecy of

The CRL Rights Commission has noted, with great concern, the growing number of reported cases of young girls being abducted and forced into marriage in the country.   [Read More]

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.