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FOR SA (Freedom of Religion South Africa) is a legal advocacy organisation working to protect and promote the constitutional right to religious freedom in South Africa. We do this by engaging with government on policies, and making submissions to Parliament on draft legislation, that may negatively impact on religious freedom. We also appear – as a “friend of the court” or principal party – before government commissions and the Courts (including the Constitutional Court) in cases affecting religious freedom. Read more…

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America’s highest court deals another blow to “double standard” COVID-19 restrictions

In a decision handed down on 5 February 2021, the Supreme Court of the United States (“SCOTUS”) stopped yet another state (California) from enforcing its double standard COVID-19 restrictions. This is the second time the country’s highest court heard a matter involving South Bay United Pentecostal Church, having decided in 29 May 2020 not to grant the church’s initial application.

FAQs on Adjusted Level 3 Regulations – Places of Worship

On 29 December 2020 South Africa moved to ‘Adjusted Level 3′ in light of a second wave of COVID-19 infections, prohibiting all faith-based gatherings country-wide for a period of 14 days. On 11 January 2021, further Regulations were promulgated, keeping the prohibition on faith-based gatherings in place. On 1 February 2021, the current (amended) Adjusted Level 3 Regulations were promulgated, once again permitting gatherings at faith-based institutions country-wide subject to certain numerical and other conditions.

FAQs on Adjusted Level 3 Regulations – Places of Work

On 29 December 2020 South Africa moved to ‘Adjusted Level 3′ in light of a second wave of COVID-19 infections. On 11 January 2021, further Regulations were promulgated. On 1 February 2021, the current (amended) Adjusted Level 3 Regulations were promulgated. A summary of the current Regulations is available here.

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Letter to President regarding vaccines

10 February 2021 Dear President Ramaphosa, RE:     Religious / CONSCIENTIOUS concern regarding the use of (historical) abortion-derived fetal cell lines in the development or production of certain COVID-19 vaccines As you are aware, Freedom of Religion...

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