Parliament, Tuesday, 16 February 2021 – The Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services has received 59 applications or nominations for vacancies to fill two fulltime positions to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC).

The committee has now called on the public to provide input on the suitability of these candidates to fill the positions. The candidates’ CVs can be perused on Parliament’s website.

Committee Chairperson Mr Bulelani Magwanishe said the nominee/applicant must be a South African citizen and a fit and proper person to the hold office of commissioner, as stipulated in section 193(1) of the Constitution. The person must have a record of commitment to promoting and respecting human rights, have applicable knowledge or experience on matters connected with the objects of the Commission, and comply with any other requirements prescribed by national legislation, in particular the SAHRC Act, 2013.

Mr Magwanishe said the committee called for nominations or applications in November last year to fill the two vacancies. The vacancies arose after the death of the deputy chairperson of the Commission, Ms Priscilla Jana, and the end of term of Adv Mohamed Shafie Ameermia.

AL Mia
AT Mokadi
C Khumalo
C Letlojane
CR La Foy
DM Daniels
E Senekal Van der Berg
ENB Khwinana
Ferial Adam
FI Chohan
G Smit
G Son
GJ Jonker
H Cassim
HM Baloyi
J Thuynsma
JB Sibanyoni
JM Mdhlela
Len Joubert
LS Mcunu
M Letimile
M Mdludlu
M Muluvhahothe
M Nomvungu
M Ntlha
M Rossouw
M S Ameermia
MI Higgins
MJ Lebeko
N Memani
N Ntoko-Gobodo
N Tyamzashe
NE Mudau
NM Rampete
O van Heerden
P Maepa
P Ntuli
P Wandwasi
PA Mbambo
R Persent
RT Govender
RT Reddy
S Manjoo
S Ngobeni
S Van Der Berg
SKT Seane
SZ Cele
T Sefatsa
TB Mofokeng
TC Khorommbi
V Burgins
V Chetty
V Jaichand
V Khanye
V Tsako
V Vidalankar
V.R. Seymour
YA van Leeve
Z Tiya


Comments can be sent to vramaano@parliament.gov.zaAll candidates will be subjected to suitability screening/vetting and verification of qualifications.

Comments must be made no later than 26 February 2021.  

ISSUED BY THE PARLIAMENTARY COMMUNICATION SERVICES ON BEHALF OF THE CHAIRPERSON OF THE PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE ON JUSTICE AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES, MR BULELANI MAGWANISHE.

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