Tag: freedom of religion

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 […]

FOR SA repeats urgent call for religious community to speak out on religious licensing report

Freedom of Religion SA this week repeated an urgent call on the religious community to make submissions on the CRL Right’s Commission’s controversial religious licensing proposals by no later than August 21. “It is absolutely crucial that religious communities make their voices heard on this issue to COGTA [ Cooperative Governance […]

Religious licencing proposal ‘totalitarian’ — Catholic Church

A recommendation that new laws be introduced to enforce registration of pastors and ministers is overkill and a response that one would expect more from a totalitarian state than a constitutional democracy”, said Stephen Brislin, Archbishop of Cape Town and President of the Southern Africa Catholic Bishops’ Conference (SACBC). He […]

Court says public schools may not promote a particular religion — but religious observances allowed

Originally published in forsa.org.za A mere six weeks after the case was argued in court, the Johannesburg High Court this morning delivered its much-anticipated judgment in the case of OGOD v six public schools regarding religion in schools. REACTION TO RULING FEDSAS The Federation of Governing Bodies of South Africa […]