Speaker, I move without notice:
That the House -
(1) notes that the Commission for the Protection and Promotion of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities held its third National Consultative Conference from 7 to 10 March 2013 in Johannesburg; (2) further notes that the conference brought together representatives of South Africa's diverse communities to consider the state of the cultural, religious and linguistic rights in the country, twenty years into democracy;
(3) believes that the conference recognised the contributions of all the faith traditions in South Africa to the building of a good society in which action is taken proactively to prevent religion being used as an agent of division and polarization within communities;
(4) acknowledges that the conference received the call for all cultural communities to adopt a progressive and developmental approach to the realisation of their cultural rights so that cultural practices would be aligned with the rights contained in the Bill of Rights in the Constitution; and
(5) encourages all communities to look out for each other beyond a focus only on achieving respect for and promotion of their own cultures and cultural practices and to recognise older persons as the carriers of culture.