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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Press Release: Beloftebos – It’s About Freedom

PRESS RELEASE 18 May 2020 For immediate distribution BELOFTEBOS: IT'S ABOUT FREEDOM Following the opening of the legal case against them by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC), the owners of Beloftebos today filed their opposing papers with the Cape...

Beloftebos – “It’s about freedom”

On 2 March 2020, the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) opened up a legal case against Beloftebos, a wedding venue in the Western Cape, in the Cape High Court (Equality Court). The SAHRC accuses the owners of Beloftebos of unfair discrimination for refusing – on grounds of their Scriptural conviction that marriage is between a man and a woman – to host, participate in and celebrate same-sex weddings.

Open Letter to the Religious Community of South Africa

By Michael Swain, Executive Director of Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) Many pastors, priests, rabbis, imams and people of faith are deeply and understandably concerned that their freedom to worship in accordance with the tenets and traditions of their...

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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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