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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“Watershed Case” on Religion in Schools, in Court in May

From 15 – 17 May, the Johannesburg High Court will hear the long-awaited case of OGOD vs Laerskool Randhart & Others. This case, which has been described as a “watershed case” in South Africa and which may well end up in the Constitutional Court, concerns the...

UPDATE: Hate Speech Bill

When the deadline for comments on the Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill closed on 31 January 2017, the Department of Justice had received more than 76,000 submissions!  The FOR SA team met for an hour with the Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development...

UPDATE: CRL Rights Commission’s Report

FOR SA submitted a comprehensive response to the CRL (drafted together with the Council for the Protection and Promotion of Religious Rights and Freedoms) before the deadline for comments on 28 February.  This submission represented over 25 million people from the...

Prince vs Minister of Justice & Others (Cape High Court)

*Note:  Although FOR SA is not / has not been involved in this case, the case to a greater or lesser extent touches on religious freedom and is mentioned for that reason. On 31 March, the Western Cape High Court (per Judge Davis) delivered a controversial judgment...


GRAPO (Global Restoration of Apostolic and Prophetic Order) invites pastors and their congregations to a meeting in Soweto with guest speakers Frank Chikane (AFM) and Michael Swain (FOR SA), who will be speaking on some of the challenges facing Christians in SA today (incl. the CRL Rights Commission's proposals for the regulation of religion in SA). #religiousfreedom #FORSA ... See MoreSee Less

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Great job Nadene Badenhorst - who contributed her skills and knowledge to help the team fighting to keep our schools open to freedom of religion!! ... See MoreSee Less

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Final day in OGOD vs 6 public schools case (Jhb High Court): Judgment has been reserved, and is likely to take a number of weeks. At the end of the day, the real question seems to be whether our Constitution permits public schools to identify with or promote a single-faith ethos (even in circumstances where other faiths are reasonably accommodated). It is impossible to say which way it will go - the legal issues the judges have to grapple with, are complex and will require great insight and wisdom on their part. Thank you to everyone who has prayed and showed us support throughout the proceedings - God is faithful! We will let you know as soon as there is news. #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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