Johannesburg - President Cyril Ramaphosa has appointed 13 new rights commissioners who will serve for the next five years.
In a statement on Friday Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) said as part of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL), the commissioners will be led for the next five years by newly appointed Chairperson, Professor Luka David Mosoma.
Prof Mosoma served as deputy chairperson in the previous term. He will be assisted by Dr Sylvia Mmamohapi Pheto, the new CRL deputy chairperson.
Five other commissioners have been re-appointed for another term, namely Sheila Kama, Sicelo Dlamini, Nomalanga Tyamzashe, Adv Richard Botha and Renier Schoeman.
The other six commissioners are new appointments. They include Tsholofelo Mosala, Dr Oscarine Nokuzolo Mndende, Ramokone Trypina Kgatla, Dr Muneer Abduroaf, Prof Pitika Ntuli, and Mandla Langa.