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FOR SA’s Comments on the “Prostitution Bill

The Criminal Law (Sexual Offences and Related Matters) Amendment Bill was published for public comment on 9 December 2022. The Bill is known as the “Prostitution Bill” and proposes to amend South African law to fully decriminalise the system of prostitution....

Update on Recent or Current Religious Freedom Issues and Cases

* The cases and issues in which FOR SA is / has been involved, are marked with a star (*). POLICIES & BILLS Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill* Parliament’s Basic Education Portfolio Committee opened the Bill for public comment until 15 June 2022. The...

Update on the status of visas for foreign national religious workers

FOR SA expressed concern regarding remarks made by the Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi, when he appeared before Parliament on Tuesday, 13 September 2022 in the context of the investigation into Shepherd Bushiri and Timothy Omotoso.  We were concerned...

Terrorist and Related Activities Bill – Top Concerns

The Protection of Constitutional Democracy against Terrorist and Related Activities Amendment Bill [B15-2022] (the "Terrorist and Related Activities Bill") is currently open in front of Parliament for public comment. The deadline for public comment on the Bill is...