Tag: FOR SA

Potentially dangerous case for faith-based independent schools — Adv Nadene Badenhorst

A potentially dangerous case that could have major ramifications for all faith-based independent schools (whether Christian, Jewish, Muslim, etc.) has been instituted in the Equality Court of the Johannesburg High Court. The case concerns Christian Life Private School, an independent school subscribing to Christian beliefs and values in Johannesburg. The […]

Same-sex couple enters fray, wants R2m from Beloftebos

The unfair discrimination case instituted against Beloftebos wedding venue by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) has intensified after another same-sex couple filed legal papers against Beloftebos, seeking R2 million in damages for the impairment of their dignity and pain and suffering. In their application, Sasha-Lee Heekes and Megan […]

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” […]

‘Urgent clarity needed on directions for religious gatherings’ — FOR SA

By FOR SA Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) has written to the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma to request clarification on the Directions relating to Norms and Standards for Religious Gatherings issued on May 28. The letter thanks government for rightly considering the submissions […]