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Proposed National Summit for Religious Leaders in 2019

By Adv Nadene Badenhorst, FOR SA Legal Counsel At a media briefing by the CRL Rights Commission (CRL) on Friday, 30 November, it was announced that a national summit of all religious and church leaders will be held on 13 February 2019. According to a Statement read...

Update on Recent or Current Religious Freedom Issues and Cases

By Adv Nadene Badenhorst, Legal Counsel of FOR SA *The cases and issues in which FOR SA is / has been involved, are marked with a star (*). POLICIES & BILLS Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill* The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on...

FOR SA Interview with Link FM

FOR SA’s Executive Director, Michael Swain, and Mrs Rooks Moodley the Director at Eastern Cape NGO Coalition, spoke to Link FM about the CRL Commission’s recommendation to regulate religion through amongst others, licencing religious practioners and places of...

A guideline on the implications of the “OGOD” judgment

A Guideline for Public Schools, and Religious Practitioners and Organisations working into Public Schools On 28 June 2017, the Johannesburg High Court delivered judgment in the case of OGOD vs Laerskool Randhart & Others.  In terms of the Court order, it is...

Update on Important Cases and Issues

It has been an exceptionally busy year, with FOR SA assisting various churches, Christian ministries and businesses with regard to (threats of) legal cases opened up against them. In addition, we have made representations with regard to a number of policies and draft...

The Enemy’s Decoy?

by Rev. Moss Ntlha (TEASA Gen. Secr.), FOR SA Leadership team  The Church has a lot of work to do. The times are desperate. The primary mission before us is to restate the case of the Son of God coming into the world to save sinners. This is more urgent than ever,...

“Regulating Religion” – what’s the deal?

In this briefing paper, the Southern African Catholic Bishops Conference (Parliamentary Liaison Office) considers the recent Report by the CRL Rights Commission on the “Commercialisation” of Religion and Abuse of People’s Belief Systems, including recommendations for...