Minister of religion; PhD in Canon Law; former presidential appointee as Commissioner for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religion and Linguistic Rights, South Africa
Anton Knoetze serves asminister of religion and completed his PHD in Canon Law in 1994 at theUniversity of South Africa. He was appointed by the President of the Republic of South Africa for twoterms as Commissioner for the Promotion and Protection of Cultural, Religion and Linguistic Rights–oneof South Africa’s constitutional institutions for protecting religious freedoms. He was part of the draftteam for the South African Charter of Religious Freedoms and also drafted a number of publishedarticles on accountability regardingreligious freedom, notably the Code of Best Practices and SevenGuiding Principles for an Ethical Code. He has previously presented papers at conferences pertaining toReligious Freedom in Ethiopia in 2016 and Brigham Young University in 2017.