Tag: corporal punishment

FOR SA files spanking appeal affidavit

FOR SA this week filed their replying affidavit with the Constitutional Court in their application for leave to appeal against the so-called “spanking judgment”. It is expected that the court will now consider FOR SA’s application, together with the opposition received from the Minister of Social Development and the Centre […]

FOR SA raising R1m to appeal spanking ruling

Freedom of Religion SA (FOR SA) says it will need to raise in the region of R1-million for legal costs for its appeal against the High Court judgment which removed “moderate and reasonable chastisement” as a common law defence that parents could use against a charge of assault. “Appealing this […]

Spanking probe: Church forced to appeal SAHRC’s “censorship of belief”

By FOR SA Following the South African Human Rights Commission’s finding against them on Friday, January 22, Joshua Generation Church in Cape Town has said that they have no choice but to appeal the SAHRC’s findings and recommendations which they regard as an “unconstitutional censorship of religious belief in South […]