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Minister Mkhize to Open CRL Rights Commission National Consultative Conference as it Reviews its Work

The Commission for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission), will hold its 4th National Consultative Conference on Monday and Tuesday at Irene, Pretoria, to be officially opened by the Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) Minister, Dr Zweli Mkhize.
The 4th National Consultative Conference will enable the Commission to review its work undertaken over the past five years, as it moves towards the end of term.
The objectives and agenda of the conference includes the following issues;
  • Review the state of religious, cultural and linguistic matters in our country.
  • Evaluate progress made regarding the promotion of respect for the protection of the rights of cultural, religious and linguistic communities in South Africa.
  • Traditional Healing and Cultural rights:  Challenges and Solutions.
  • Land and Cultural Rights: Challenges and Solutions.
  • Possibilities and challenges in protecting religious freedom and human dignity.
  • A report of the Commission on its activities, accomplishments and challenges.
  • A review of the status of languages in South Africa.
  • Language challenges experienced by the Deaf Community.
The CRL was established through an Act of Parliament (Act No 19 of 2002) to get South Africa talking and acting on cultural, religious and linguistic diversity.
The Act requires the Commission to convene two national consultative conferences during every term of the Commission. The term of the current commission ends on the 28th of February 2019 and the process is underway to appoint new commissioners.
Members of the media are invited to attend as follows:
Date:             25 February 2019
Time:              09h00
Venue:          Saint George Hotel, Irene, Pretoria.
Media RSVP’s – Nkanyiso Ndadane (066 480 3430) or Beverley Mukhavhuli on 072 394 4075/ 011 358 9128
Musa Zondi
Cell: 072 800 6449