Tag: church lockdown regulations

Opening of churches welcomed but answers still sought from government

Religious organisations called off an urgent application in the Johannesburg High Court today over an indefinite ban on faith-based gatherings after President Cyril Ramaphosa granted them some relief when he announced amendments to lockdown regulations last night. But while they welcomed the amendments which now permit gatherings at “faith-based” organisations […]

#Churchesmustmeet! petition launched

Cape Town church leaders Demitiri and Karen Nikiforos have launched a petition calling on President Cyril Ramaphosa to reopen churches in South Africa. In an email to Gateway News Demitiri who leads New Life in Christ Church in Cape Town says the petition campaign aims to unite with Christians and […]

WATCH: FOR SA welcomes relaxation of worship gathering rules but questions unfair treatment of larger facilities

The relaxation of numerical restrictions on religious gatherings announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa last night has been welcomed by Freedom of Religion SA, says Advocate Nadene Badenhorst, legal counsel to FOR SA. The new rules, which become effective at midnight on Sunday, permit places of worship to accommodate people up […]

WATCH: FOR SA asks government if it plans to relax regulations for religious sector

Following publication of the #Lockdown Level 2 Regulations on Monday, #FORSA yesterday wrote to Minister Dlamini-Zuma to ask whether Government intends to relax the regulations pertaining to the religious sector, in line with the rest of the economy. In the letter FOR SA says that it seems “unfair and inequitable” […]