FOR SA (Freedom of Religion South Africa) is a non-profit Christian organisation working to protect and promote religious freedom in South Africa, through creating awareness and influencing government and society regarding issues that affect our religious freedom. Read more…

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FOR SA’s Concerns on “Hate Speech” Heard!

Parliament is currently debating the Films and Publications Amendment Bill which, amongst other things, proposes to legalise online distribution of pornography in South Africa. A specific proposed amendment will also enable broadcasters to broadcast pornography via...

FOR SA raises concern about new “hate speech” legislation

In a submission to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Communications this week, FOR SA raised its concern regarding the proposed definition of “hate speech” in the draft Films and Publications Amendment Bill. Our concern is that the definition of “hate speech”...

Update On Issues and Cases Affecting Religious Freedom

In the last few months, FOR SA has made submissions to government and Parliament on a number of issues, policies and legislation affecting religious freedom.  FOR SA is also involved in a number of cases before Chapter 9 institutions and the courts, in order to...


CRL Report on Regulation of Religion – Update

by Adv Nadene Badenhorst, Legal Counsel, FOR SA Last week, we reported on the recent meeting with religious and traditional leaders to discuss the outcome of the CRL Rights Commission’s investigation into the ‘commercialisation’ of religion and abuse of people’s...

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IN THE NEWS: A recent article published on various online news sites (mostly outside South Africa), and distributed on social media, has suggested that South African universities will be introducing a BSc degree in Witchcraft, from 2018. NOTE THAT the article appears originally to have been intended as satire and is therefore, to the best of our knowledge, NOT CREDIBLE. #religiousfreedom #FORSA ... See MoreSee Less

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Dr. Reuben van Rensburg states his concern for the state of the Church.

Richard Botha, Commissioner of the CRL speaks on standing up for your rights.

Michael Cassidy speaks on Freedom of Religion in South Africa and the threat being faced.

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