Draft Code of Conduct for Religions in South Africa

The following draft Code of Conduct for Religions in South Africa (in Afrikaans, and English respectively) has been prepared and is being circulated by the SA Council for the Protection and Promotion of Religious Rights and Freedoms (SACRRF), who was also responsible...

Civil Union Amendment Bill: Pro Forma Submission

By Adv Nadene Badenhorst, Legal Counsel of FOR SA Comments have been invited on the Civil Union Amendment Bill, which seeks to force State-employed marriage officers – potentially against their conscience and religious beliefs – to solemnize same-sex marriages.  (For...

Comment Invited on Draft Code of Conduct for Religion

By Adv Nadene Badenhorst, Legal Counsel of FOR SA *NOTE that the deadline for comments on the draft Code of Conduct, has been extended to 21st May 2018. The COGTA Parliamentary Portfolio Committee has decided (for now) not to adopt the CRL Rights Commission’s proposed...

Land Expropriation and The Religious Community

By Michael Swain, Executive Director of FOR SA Land expropriation is a highly political and emotionally charged issue.  Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) is closely monitoring this area since it clearly has the potential to impact on the religious community. ...

CRL Still Set On (State) Regulation Of Religion

By Michael Swain, Executive Director of FOR SA In February this year, the COGTA Parliamentary Portfolio Committee issued its Report on the CRL Rights Commission’s Report on the “Commercialisation” of Religion and Abuse of People’s Belief Systems.  In a nutshell, while...