South Africa

No government apology (yet) for Lalela as court dismisses application on eve of pageant

An urgent application brought by non-profit organisation Citizens for Integrity challenging the government’s stance on Miss South Africa participating in Israel was struck off the roll in the Pretoria High Court yesterday. This means that Lalela Mswane will compete in the pageant in Eliat, Israel on Sunday without the blessing […]

FOR SA reminds government of need to consult with religious sector before mandating vaccines

Imposing mandatory vaccination on religious gatherings would impact the constitutional right to religious freedom, and the legal autonomy of religious institutions, says Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) in a letter sent to President Ramaphosa yesterday. “As such, Government is legally obliged to specifically consult with the religious sector before any mandatory […]