Meet our Commissioners

Dr Anton Wynard Knoetze

Dr Knoetze is the returning Commissioner and serving his second term. He is involved in Christian education, community projects and was involved in the drafting of the document about religious freedom. He is an ordained minister in the Dutch Reformed Church with a degree in Theology..


Mr Sicelo Emmanuel Dlamini

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Mr Richard Daryll Botha

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Mr Renier Stephanus Schoeman

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Mr Raymond Trollip

Mr Trollip is a leader of the San and Khoi community in KwaZulu-Natal.


Ms Nomalanga Tyamzashe

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Ms Pumla Madiba

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Ms Sheila Khama

Ms Khama is widely revered for her sterling work in amassing a body of impressive research on African indigenous ways of life. This contemporary research has seen her widely consulted by reputable international and local organisations keenly looking forward to be abetted on several technical and vital questions particularly those dealing with natural science of our heritage inter alia: medicinal value of indigenous plants, traditional healing practises and above all the ancient history of African religion.  

Ms Bernadette Muthien

Ms Muthien is a scholar, poet and facilitator. She has worked in the intersectional areas of human rights, justice and conflict resolution. She has published widely, written for diverse audiences, and believes in accessible research and writing. Over 20 years, on all six continents, she has produced 200 publications and conference presentations some of which have been translated from English to other languages such as French, German, Italian, Spanish and Flemish.


Ms Julia Mabale

Ms Mabale is returning at the as Commissioner after having served for five years as Deputy Chairperson. She holds a BA Honours and is a School Liaison Officer for the University of Venda and is an expert in languages including the Khilobedu language.