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Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (Act No. 108 of 1996)

Chapter 9 - State Institutions Supporting Constitutional Democracy

Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities

185. Functions of Commission

 

 

1) The primary objects of the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities are :
a) to promote respect for the rights of cultural, religious and linguistic communities;
b) to promote and develop peace, friendship, humanity, tolerance and national unity among cultural, religious and linguistic communities, on the basis of equality, non-discrimination and free association; and
c) to recommend the establishment or recognition, in accordance with national legislation, of a cultural or other council or councils for a community or communities in South Africa.

 

2) The Commission has the power, as regulated by national legislation, necessary to achieve its primary objects, including the power to monitor, investigate, research, educate, lobby, advise and report on issues concerning the rights of cultural, religious and linguistic communities.

 

3) The Commission may report any matter which falls within its powers and functions to the South African Human Rights Commission for investigation.

 

4) the Commission has the additional powers and functions prescribed by national legislation.