SAHRC Elects New Chairperson and Deputy

Press Release

19 October 2009

The South African Human Rights Commission is pleased to announce that the former Public Protector, Adv Lawrence Mushwana has been elected Chairperson of the Commission, while Commissioner Pregs Govender who was appointed in January and has been chairing the Commission in the interim, was elected Deputy Chairperson.

Adv Mushwana and Commissioner Govender will be ably assisted in their duties by fellow Commissioners: Ms Lindiwe Mokate; Adv Bokantla Malatji; Adv Loyiso; Ms Janet Love; Dr Danny Titus.

Adv Mushwana and most of the new Commissioners will assume their duties with effect from November 1st and in terms of the Human Rights Commission Act they will serve for a seven year term.


Enquiries: Vincent Moaga on 073 562 9866

Date published: 
Monday, 19 October, 2009
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South African Human Rights Commission

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