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FAQs on Adjusted Level 3 Regulations – Places of Work

FOR SA and the outstanding legal team that we have been working with have made a close examination of the Regulations and Directions promulgated by Government inasmuch as they affect the religious community in their “Places of Work”.  This FAQ document details...

FAQs on Adjusted Level 3 Regulations – Places of Worship

FOR SA and the outstanding legal team that we have been working with have made a close examination of the Regulations  and Directions promulgated by Government inasmuch as they affect the religious community in their “Places of Worship”.  This FAQ document...

FOR SA applies to be Court’s friend in Chatsworth hate speech case

FOR SA has previously written about the Equality Court case in Chatsworth, KwaZulu-Natal, involving a Christian evangelist and various Hindu organisations. Three Hindu organisations have alleged that the Christian evangelist committed hate speech when he publicly...

CONCOURT DECISION IN QWELANE: IMPLICATIONS FOR RELIGIOUS SPEECH

On 30 July 2021, the Constitutional Court handed down a unanimous judgment in the controversial and long-awaited case of Jon Qwelane versus the SA Human Rights Commission. The judgment settles the definition of hate speech in South African law, and in particular...

CONCOURT DECISION IN QWELANE: FACTS, AND FINDINGS OF THE COURT

On 30 July 2021, the Constitutional Court handed down a unanimous judgment in the controversial and long-awaited case of Jon Qwelane versus the SA Human Rights Commission. The judgment settles the definition of hate speech in South African law, and in particular...

Update on Recent or Current Religious Freedom Issues and Cases

POLICIES & BILLS Basic Education Laws Amendment (BELA) Bill* The Department of Basic Education (DBE) has advised that it has finalised its consultation process with NEDLAC, and is finalising the Socio-economic Impact Assessment System (SIAS) process. Thereafter,...

Can my voice make a difference?

We live in a world where there is a relentless assault on people whose views and actions are not “politically correct”.  Liberal ideologies have successfully infiltrated most of society’s institutions, often spearheaded by a well-organised, committed minority who...

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...