Presentation on theme: "1 ANNUAL REPORT 2006/07 Presentation to Portfolio Committee."— Presentation transcript:
1 ANNUAL REPORT 2006/07 Presentation to Portfolio Committee
2 CRL RIGHTS COMMISSION MANDATE AND The S. A ConstitutionThe S. A Constitution The Cultural Charter for AfricaThe Cultural Charter for Africa Respect for rules, principles, traditions, languages, mores of society.
3 Investigation & Conflict Resolution Mediation System of ICR Receipt of Submissions/ Complaints from Communities Topical Issues Community EngagementResearch & Policy Development Dialogue CRL Community Organizations CRL Elders Community Councils Traditional leaders Religious Leaders NCC System to Promote & Protect (Values, Beliefs, Symbols) Topics from ICR Topics from CE Community/ Public Education & Advocacy Dialogue Exhibitions Festivals Youth Focus: debate, camps Youth Camp
4 VISION Constructive Social Transformation and Nation Building.Constructive Social Transformation and Nation Building. ‘Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Rights: Transforming South African Society’
5 Developing Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Equality;Developing Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Equality; Recovering Indigenous Knowledge Systems;Recovering Indigenous Knowledge Systems; Developing an Inventory of Heritages;Developing an Inventory of Heritages; Enabling Communities to expand Responsibility and Accountability;Enabling Communities to expand Responsibility and Accountability; Intensifying Dialogue among Communities;Intensifying Dialogue among Communities; Monitoring of the Compliance by the state & civil society with the mandate of the CRL Rights CommissionMonitoring of the Compliance by the state & civil society with the mandate of the CRL Rights Commission
6 Mediation of Inter-Community Conflict situations and facilitate Harmonious Co- existence;Mediation of Inter-Community Conflict situations and facilitate Harmonious Co- existence; Lobby with Government departments & legislative authorities on issues concerning the Rights of Cultural, Religious & Linguistic Communities.Lobby with Government departments & legislative authorities on issues concerning the Rights of Cultural, Religious & Linguistic Communities.
7 STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES Improvement of the Quality of Human & Financial management.Improvement of the Quality of Human & Financial management. Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious & Linguistic Communities & develop peace, friendship, humanity, tolerance & national unity on the basis of equality, non-discrimination & free association.Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious & Linguistic Communities & develop peace, friendship, humanity, tolerance & national unity on the basis of equality, non-discrimination & free association.
9 FINANCIAL RESOURCE MANAGEMENT Matter of emphasis Internal ControlInternal Control - non separation of responsibilities - non separation of responsibilities Material Corrections after submission for auditMaterial Corrections after submission for audit Matters of GovernanceMatters of Governance Value for Money: high rate of vacanciesValue for Money: high rate of vacancies Performance against objectivesPerformance against objectives
10 INVESTIGATION & CONFLICT RESOLUTION Increased number of complaints by 32 (%)Increased number of complaints by 32 (%) 12 resolved12 resolved 6 extended through research6 extended through research Rest at different stagesRest at different stages
11 INVESTIGATION & CONFLICT RESOLUTION Highest number about ReligionHighest number about Religion Second highest number about CultureSecond highest number about Culture Least number about LanguageLeast number about Language
12 INVESTIGATION & CONFLICT RESOLUTION Rural Communities’ Culture and ReligionRural Communities’ Culture and Religion Urban Communities’ Languages in EducationUrban Communities’ Languages in Education
13 RESEARCH & POLICY DEVELOPMENT Language in Education Policy ImplementationLanguage in Education Policy Implementation - Quotas to satisfy a Constitutional Right of and to Language - More attention to Dual Medium System concerning English and Afrikaans – perpetuation of exclusion of 9 official languages - Is Sepedi and official language or a dialect? - a Constitutional Review Agenda.
14 Promotion & Protection of Sacred SpacesPromotion & Protection of Sacred Spaces - Lack or Limited Access to Sacred Spaces; (Violating Rights to Traditional, Cultural and Religious Values and Practices (e.g. graves & burial grounds) (Violating Rights to Traditional, Cultural and Religious Values and Practices (e.g. graves & burial grounds) Religious Inequality (Holy days & Holidays in the South African calendar)Religious Inequality (Holy days & Holidays in the South African calendar) - Act No. 36 of 1994 promotes Religious Inequality (legislative review) - Promoting and Protecting Rights of Christian Religious Community (Perpetuating disrespect for rights of Islam, Judaism, African religion, Khoi-San ans Rastaffarian Religions)
15 Rites of PassageRites of Passage - Increased Consciousness about Rites of Passage & the Right of and to Rites - Factors affecting Performance of rite (cases of Yengeni, First Fruits Festival, celebrating success of amaBhokobhoko etc)
16 Male Initiation Public HearingsMale Initiation Public Hearings -Botched Operations -Amputations -Deaths
17 RecommendationsRecommendations -Holistic approach to address Challenges pre ‘lwaluko’ pre ‘lwaluko’ during ‘koma’ post ‘mophato’ post ‘mophato’ Community LeadershipCommunity Leadership Involvement of Traditional and Government InstitutionsInvolvement of Traditional and Government Institutions Understanding the RationaleUnderstanding the Rationale
18 PUBLIC EDUCATION & ADVOCACY Dialogues on Cultural DiversityDialogues on Cultural Diversity -Role of Culture, Religion & Language in all Communities -Respect of the Other -Youth Development -Celebration of Diversity in Mpumalanga and N West Provinces
19 COMMUNITY CONSULTATION -Community Dialogue on Strategy for Recognition of Community Councils Provincial and National Community Councils. ? Cultural; Religious; Linguistic How many in total?
20 -Role of Community Councils -Relationship with Commission -Funding of Community Councils
21 FLAGSHIP Africa Day CelebrationsAfrica Day Celebrations Minority and majority cultural, religious and linguistic community rights Africa Human Rights DayAfrica Human Rights Day - Educative approach- information on African Cultural and Religious Systems in relation to Language Rights: Mother Tongue Concept
22 PARTNERSHIPS From unformalized Partnership to Formal Agreements withFrom unformalized Partnership to Formal Agreements with -Chapter 9s -Institutions such as Houses of Traditional Leaders; -Government Departments
23 CRL RIGHTS COMMISSION CONCLUSIONS Foundation for Second National Consultative Conference (NCC)Foundation for Second National Consultative Conference (NCC) Intensification of the Foundation: Mini Conferences in Nine ProvincesIntensification of the Foundation: Mini Conferences in Nine Provinces Database of CRL Community OrganisationsDatabase of CRL Community Organisations Regulations for Registration of Community CouncilsRegulations for Registration of Community Councils