Justice Committee recommends seven SAHRC Commissioners

27 October 2016

The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services has recommended seven candidates for appointment to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).

They are Professor Bongani Majola,  Advocate Bokankatla Malatji, Mr Jonas Sibanyoni, Mr Andre Nissen, Ms Devikarani Jana, Ms Matlodi Mkwetla, and Advocate Andre Gaum. The committee recommended Prof Majola as Chairperson, and Ms Jana as Deputy Chairperson.

The names were released in a CASAC media statement issued today. In the statement, CASAC said the Portfolio Committee would meet in due course to adopt a formal report that would be tabled in the National Assembly.

CASAC has played an active role in promoting public participation in the SAHRC selection process. Among other things, it made detailed submissions to the Portfolio Committee on all 81 nominees.

For the full statement, click here.