Draft Code of Conduct for Religions in South Africa

by Daniela Ellerbeck
29 June 2018

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 for drafting the SA Charter of Religious Rights and Freedoms that has been endorsed by all the major religions and faith groupings in South Africa. The draft Code of Conduct is really the “responsibility side” of the “rights and freedoms” already incorporated in the Charter. It is of the utmost importance that religious leaders and communities engage in this process and give input on the Code of Conduct, in the hope to establish a consensus amongst ourselves as to the ethical and other responsibilities (in broad) that underlie our freedoms

*Note: The draft (download link below) is the second (re-worked) version of the draft Code of Conduct, taking into account the comments received on the first draft. Amendments (to the first draft) are underlined in the second draft.


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