FOR SA no longer appealing judgment on religious gatherings

By Freedom of Religion South Africa (For SA) After much prayerful consideration, Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) has decided not to pursue its appeal against the judgment by the Johannesburg High Court in its case against the COGTA Minister. The court handed down judgment in December 2021, dismissing FOR SA’s challenge to […]

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 […]