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Anti-drug campaigner and political party founder standing on God’s promises
South Africa Western-Cape

Anti-drug campaigner and political party founder standing on God’s promises

Aletta Riddles, the leader of Nehemiah Christian Liberation Party (NCLP), is a well-known figure in her neighbourhood and surrounding areas of Mitchells Plain, Cape Town Aunty Lettie, as she is frequently called, spends her days fervently praying for drug-addicted children, and their parents, hoping that the fight against drugs will […]

Committee adopts Bill that threatens conscience rights of civil marriage officers
South Africa

Committee adopts Bill that threatens conscience rights of civil marriage officers

During a committee meeting yesterday evening, the Select Committee on Security and Justice adopted the contentious Civil Union Amendment Bill which proposes removing rights of civil marriage officers to object to presiding over unions that violate their conscience or sincerely-held beliefs. The committee’s decision followed a media announcement yesterday by Human […]

‘Watershed moment’ for SA seen as ConCourt says SA Electoral Act is unconstitutional
South Africa

‘Watershed moment’ for SA seen as ConCourt says SA Electoral Act is unconstitutional

In a groundbreaking judgment today the Constitutional Court declared South Africa’s Electoral Act unconstitutional for requiring that candidates in national and provincial elections belong to political parties. ALSO READ: Victory in Constitutional Court is ‘great reset for SA’ — Michael Louis The judgment, which has been hailed by proponents of […]

‘We’ll keep fighting’: Meet the man who challenged SA’s lockdown regulations
Gauteng South Africa

‘We’ll keep fighting’: Meet the man who challenged SA’s lockdown regulations

By Nonkululeko Njilo — Originally published in Times Live Reyno de Beer has become a household name after the David vs Goliath victory on Tuesday that saw him challenge the government’s lockdown regulations and the High Court ruling that many were invalid and unconstitutional. The father-of-two, born in Edenvale, Johannesburg, […]

‘Conscience rights under attack as parliamentary legal advisers mislead MPs again’
South Africa

‘Conscience rights under attack as parliamentary legal advisers mislead MPs again’

By Cause For Justice Parliament is considering a legislative proposal that has major implications for human rights in general and in particular, the rights to equality, human dignity and freedom of conscience, religion and belief.[i] The Civil Union Amendment Bill (the Bill)[ii] proposes the removal of civil marriage officers’ right to conscientious objection[iii] – a […]