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Religious Leaders’ Open Letter to the President

23 July 2021 Dear President Ramaphosa and Minister Dlamini-Zuma, OPEN LETTER: RELIGIOUS GATHERINGS UNDER THE CURRENT ADJUSTED LEVEL 4 REGULATIONS 1. We, the undersigned religious leaders, address this letter to you in response to the Government’s call to religious...

FOR SA letter to President re conflicting Lockdown Regulations

20 July 2021 Dear President Ramaphosa and Minister Dlamini-Zuma, RE: LOCKDOWN REGULATIONS OF 14 JULY 2021 ARE CONFUSING AND CONFLICTING, MAY LEAD TO UNNECESSARY (AND POTENTIALLY UNLAWFUL) ARRESTS OF RELIGIOUS LEADERS AND THEIR CONGREGANTS 1. We refer to our letter to...

FOR SA’s view on latest Lockdown Regulations

*Disclaimer: FOR SA is not a law firm, and therefore cannot, and does not give legal advice. As such, we do not accept any legal liability for reliance on the below interpretation of the Regulations. For legal advice, we advise you to consult with an attorney. Several...

FAQs – Places of work in Amended Adjusted Level 4

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 4

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 Adjusted Level 4

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.

Religious Marriage Officers to Potentially Solemnise All Marriages

The Department of Home Affairs has published a draft Marriage Policy for South Africa, for public comment by no later than 30 JUNE 2021. The purpose of the Policy, the first of its kind in a democratic South Africa, is to “establish a policy foundation for regulating...

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