INAUGURATION OF THE NEW MEMBERS OF THE CRL COMMISSION
Tuesday, 01 April 2014 13:19

Inauguration of new members of the CRL Rights Commission

Pretoria, 28 March 2014 - The Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) in partnership with the Commission for Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission) invite the media to an inauguration ceremony of new members of the CRL Rights Commission.  This is subsequent to their appointment by President Jacob Zuma in terms of section 11(4) read with 13(1) of the CRL Rights Commission Act 19 of 2002 with effect from 01 March 2014, for a period of five years.
The inauguration ceremony will be presided on by Justice Edwin Cameron and will take place as follows:

DATE: 02 April 2014
VENUE: Constitutional Court - (Constitution Hill, Johannesburg)
TIME: 13:00.


The CRL Rights Commission, is a Constitutional Institution established in terms of Section 181(1) (c) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa to strengthen constitutional democracy. This is with specific reference to protection and promotion of the rights of cultural, religious and linguistic rights; furthermore to develop peace, friendship, humanity, tolerance and promote unity in diversity.

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COGTA WELCOMES CLOSURE OF INITIATION SCHOOLS
Friday, 07 March 2014 09:48

COGTA WELCOMES CLOSURE OF INITIATION SCHOOLS

The Ministry for Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has welcomed the closing of two initiation schools by the local government and traditional Affairs MEC Manketse Tlhape in Delareyville and Boshoff, in the North West province, recently.

It is unacceptable that children are taken to these illegal initiation schools without their parents knowledge and worst still, be subjected to appalling conditions where there is lack of proper sanitation and running water.


The Ministry is concerned about the mushrooming of initiation schools that operated without proper permits and will take stern action against operators who are found to be flouting the law.

Initiation school operators are required by government regulations to apply for permits and to operate within the prescripts of the law. This will also assist in preventing unnecessary deaths of young boys.

Media Enquiries:  Mpho Lekgoro
Deputy Minister’s Office
Head of Office (HoD)
Cell: 071 607 3081

 
DEBATE OF PRESIDENT JG ZUMA’S SPEECH DELIVERED DURING THE ANNUAL OFFICIAL OPENING OF THE NATIONAL HOUSE OF TRADITIONAL LEADERS (NHTL)
Tuesday, 04 March 2014 13:39


DEBATE OF PRESIDENT JG ZUMA’S SPEECH DELIVERED DURING THE ANNUAL OFFICIAL OPENING

OF THE NATIONAL HOUSE OF TRADITIONAL LEADERS (NHTL)

27 FEBRUARY 2014, CAPE TOWN


Please note that the Members of the National House of Traditional Leaders (NHTL) will be debating the speech of His Excellency the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr JG Zuma, delivered during the Annual Official Opening of the House, which took place in Cape Town, on 27 February 2014


The debate will take place on

12 March 2014

Old Assembly Chamber

Parliament in Cape Town, 15H00.

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