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Transforming Society

Securing Rights

Restoring Dignity

The Secretariat

The Secretariat is entrusted with the implementation of the organisational strategy of the Commission, and is led by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Advocate Tseliso Thipanyane. As the head of the executive, the CEO, with the support of approximately 150 staff members, executes the mandate of the Commission. The secretariat has offices in all nine provinces, and a Head Office in Johannesburg.

Advocate Tseliso Thipanyane

Chief Executive Office (CEO)


Chantal Kisoon

Chief Operations Officer (COO)


Peter Makaneta

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Date of appointment: 1st of March 2012

Peter Makaneta was appointed Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of the South African Human Rights Commission on the 1st of March 2012. Before being appointed as the CFO, Mr. Makaneta was the Chief Audit Executive at the SAHRC, a position he held from the 1st of April 2010. In this capacity he led the Internal Audit function of the Commission.

Prior to joining the SAHRC, Mr. Makaneta occupied the Senior Internal/External Audit positions at both public and private organisations, including MTN, SARS, Deloitte and the Auditor-General’s Office.

Mr. Makaneta is a Certified Internal Auditor (CIA) and holds three degrees, including a Masters in Business Leadership, Bachelor of Commerce Accounting (Honours) and a Bachelor of Commerce.


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The Human Rights Commission is the national institution established to support constitutional democracy. It is committed to promote respect for, observance of and protection of human rights for everyone without fear or favour.

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