The CRL Rights Commission is a constitutional body established in terms of the South African Constitution of 1996. Its constitutional mandate is to strengthen our constitutional democracy. The Commission was established in order to protect and promote the cultural, religious, and linguistic community rights. Its mandate is achievable through both proactive and reactive approaches.

The CRL Rights Commission is set out to build the nation by providing space for each of the cultural, religious and linguistic communities and to promote unity amongst diverse communities

Full Time Commissioners

Prof David Luka Mosoma


Professor Mosoma is a former Vice Chancellor at the University Of South Africa (UNISA). He brings to the commission vast interpersonal expertise and is a renowned academic.

Dr Sylvia Mamohapi Pheto

Deputy Chairperson

Dr Sylvia Mmamohapi Pheto began her career with the new democratic dispensation, working for Central Statistical Service in 1994 and moving to the North West Provincial Legislature.

Part-Time Commissioners

Ms Sheila Khama

Ms Ramokone Kgatla

Dr. Muneer Abduroaf

Ms Nomalanga Tyamzashe

Mr Sicelo Emmanuel Dlamini

Mr Renier Stephanus Schoeman

Ms. Tsholofelo Mosala

Adv Richard Daryll Botha

CRL Management

Mr Edward Mafadza

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Mr Mafadza was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer since April 2016. He has worked extensively for the Commission as head of the Public Education and Engagement Unit.

Mr Brian Makeketa

Senior Manager Research and Policy Development

Mr Obed Semono

Acting Senior Manager Public Engagement and Education (PEE)

Mr Mpiyakhe Mkholo

Senior Manager Communication, Marketing, IT & Linkages (CMIL)

Mr Cornelius Smuts

Chief Financial Officer

CRL Organogram