Tag: FOR SA

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 […]

‘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 […]

FOR SA refutes ‘false statements’ by DBE, continues to call for parents to have say on sex education

Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) which has been at the forefront of calls for greater consultation about proposed new Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) lesson plans for public schools today dismissed as “utter nonsense” statements by the Department of Basic Education and in certain media reports, saying that it […]