Tag: church lockdown regulations

Church leaders want less restrictions, concerned at talk of stricter regulations over Easter

The South African Council of Churches this week expressed concern at reports that government is considering stricter coronavirus lockdown regulations over the weekend and in Cape Town this morning a group of pastors are marching to Parliament to demand that churches be allowed to operate at full capacity. Last week, […]

WATCH: Religious leaders urge president to open up gatherings to 50% — FOR SA

Religious leaders on Wednesday night called on President Cyril Ramaphosa to open up religious gatherings to 50% of the capacity of venues, says Advocate Nadene Badenhorst, legal counsel of Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) in a video report back. Badenhorst said the gathering, called by the president ahead […]

WATCH: FOR SA explains need for pursuing religious gathering case against government

While government has eased restrictions on religious gatherings there remain in-principle reasons for pursuing a court case that was instituted against the state in January, says Advocate Nadene Badenhorst legal counsel to Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA). In a video [see at bottom of the page] response to […]

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 […]