Tag: religious freedom

Government does not want to regulate religion, will ‘look carefully’ at PEPUDA bill, says Deputy Minister of Justice

.Originally published in FORSA.org.za Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) requested (and was granted) an opportunity to meet with the Deputy Minister of Justice, John Jeffery, to discuss the religious community’s concerns regarding the PEPUDA Amendment Bill. The virtual meeting, which took place yesterday, follows the unprecedented opposition from South Africa’s religious community to the […]

Call to comment on bill that could force marriage officers to solemnise marriages against their beliefs

Confusion arising from two related but separate processes The Department of Home Affairs has published a draft Marriage Policy for South Africa, for public comment by no later than June 30. The purpose of the policy, the first of its kind in a democratic South Africa, is to “establish a policy foundation […]

WATCH: Petition handover –‘Do the right thing, Mr President and stand with Mogoeng’s right to stand with Israel’

The attack on Chief Justice Mogoeng’s right to express his Christian views on Israel is not new but a continuation of an ancient battle spoken about in Psalm 83 which says that those who hate God will attack the very people of God, said Vivienne Myburgh, national director of the […]

PEPUDA Amendment Bill: a fast track to religious persecution? — Michael Swain

This is the first article in a series by Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) on the PEPUDA Amendment Bill (“the Amendment Bill”) and its potentially detrimental and far-reaching implications for religious freedom in South Africa, if passed into law in its current form. For more articles like this that explain what the bill is about, and […]