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[Audio] LinkFM interview: The dangerous ripple effect of the Equality Act

In this interview, LinkFM’s Titch Wild talks to FOR SA’s Michael Swain about the ramifications for our nation – and specifically the religious sector – should the proposed amendments to the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act (the Equality Act) become law.

COVID-vaccines – must churches give info to Government?

Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) is aware that certain Provincial Health Departments are writing to faith-based leaders to request information on the number of church leaders (Bishops, Reverends and Pastors) over 60 years old, or over 18 and suffering from co-morbidities, so that they can order the correct quantities of vaccinations for COVID-19.  We are unsure of the specific purpose for this request, given that everyone over 60 or with co-morbidities can get the vaccine at Stage 2 of the vaccine roll-out programme.

FAQs – Places of work in Amended Adjusted Level 1

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 – Faith-based gatherings in Amended Adjusted Level 1

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.

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