Tag: President Cyril Ramaphosa

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 […]

Christian group approaches Concourt to interdict Ramaphosa on mandatory vaccinations

By Kailene Pillay — originally published in iol news The South African National Christian Forum (SANCF) has approached the Constitutional Court to urgently interdict the government from declaring the Covid-19 vaccination mandatory. The SANCF filed papers in the apex court citing President Cyril Ramaphosa and cabinet ministers as respondents. The […]

Dear President, please consider these concerns when rolling out vaccines

Freedom of Religion SA legal counsel Advocate Nadene Badenhorst has written the letter below to President Cyril Ramaphosa regarding vaccines: 10 February 2021 Dear President Ramaphosa, RE:     Religious / CONSCIENTIOUS concern regarding the use of (historical) abortion-derived fetal cell lines in the development or production of certain COVID-19 vaccines As […]