Investigative study on the commercialization of religion

10 February 2016

On 10 February 2016, Pastor Panuel Mnguni, of the End Of Times Desciples Ministries, appeared before the CRL Rights Commission. The controversial pastor, known as the "snake pastor" after he made some of his congegants eat live snakes and rats, was summoned before the commission to explain his church's unusual ways of worship.

Eskom welcomes recommendations by the CRL Rights Commission on the ancestoral grave sites at the Medupi power station.

30 November 2015

Commissioner Sheila Khama of the CRL Rights Commission, hands over to Eskom Chairperson, Dr Ben Ngubane, the Commission's report on ancestoral graves at the Medupi Power Station. “The CRL Rights Commission’s recommendations, together with the outcome of the heritage impact assessment undertaken through a task team, have increased our understanding of the heritage-related aspects in the Medupi area,” said Eskom in a statement.



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  


Investigative study on the commercialization of religion

20 August 2015 •  Braamfontein  • 

On Thursday, 20 August 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.