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DRAFT HEALTH REGULATIONS – Template Submissions – UPDATED

The National Health Act’s Draft Regulations are open for comment only until Sunday, 24 April 2022. See this video, or this Alert, setting out FOR SA's concerns about the Regulations. As an individual, you can either go to DearSA to comment on the Regulations, or...

ALERT: FOR SA OBJECTIONS TO DRAFT HEALTH REGULATIONS

Dear Friend, We are facing a severe threat to our religious freedom – and to the future of our democracy – in the form of the National Health Act’s Draft Regulations, which are open for comment only until Friday, 15 April 2022. Click here to send in your submission...

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* The Bill was tabled in Parliament on 10 January 2022. The Bill was allocated to the Basic Education...

The Chetty case is a victory for freedom of speech

Background The case of Simeon Bradley Chetty, a young evangelist who was taken to court for alleged hate speech by various Hindu organisations, has been settled by mutual agreement between the parties on Thursday, 24 February 2022.  Contrary to reports in recent...

Employers and vaccine mandates

*Note:  As an organisation, Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) is not for, or against, vaccination but believes it is the right of every individual to choose for themselves whether (or not) to take the vaccine, and also to express their...

Hate Speech – A look at the case of Bongani Masuku

Introduction: Hate speech is fast becoming a concept that almost everyone has heard of, even if they are not sure exactly what it is.  In this article, we are looking at the second judgment concerning this topic to come out of South Africa’s highest court (the...

PRESS RELEASE: Freedom of speech victory for Chetty case

PRESS RELEASE 28 February 2022 For immediate distribution CHETTY CASE A VICTORY FOR FREEDOM OF SPEECH The case against Simeon Bradley Chetty, a young evangelist who was taken to Court by the South African Hindu Dharma Sabha (SAHDS), was settled by mutual...

FOR SA no longer appealing judgment on religious gatherings

After much prayerful consideration, Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) has decided not to pursue its appeal against the judgment by the Johannesburg High Court in its case against the COGTA Minister.   The Court handed down judgment in December 2021,...

A new season in ministry for Adv Nadene Badenhorst

24 February 2022 Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) wishes to express its sincere thanks and best wishes to Advocate Nadene Badenhorst who will be stepping out of her role as FOR SA’s full-time Legal Counsel from the end of February 2022, to give herself...