Johannesburg - President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed 13 new rights commissioners who will serve for the next five years.
The appointments, which are for a period of five years, were made in terms of section 9 (1) read with 13 (1) of the Commission Act, 2002 (Act No 19 of 2002).
The Presidency said Ramphosa also appointed, in terms of section 12 of the Act, Professor Luka Mosoma and Dr Sylvia Pheto as Chairperson and Deputy Chairperson of the the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL) respectively.
Professor Mosoma served as deputy chairperson in the previous term.
"President Ramaphosa has congratulated the Commissioners and wished them well in this critical role in ensuring social transformation and nation-building for the attainment of a truly united South African nation,' said the Presidency on Friday.