WATCH: Why you need to speak up on sexuality education now!

Advocate Nadene Badenhorst, legal counsel for Freedom of Religion SA (FOR SA) and Michael Swain, executive director of FOR SA (PHOTO: Youtube screenshot).

Parents, school governing body and teacher organisations, and political parties are up in arms about the Department of Basic Education’s lack of consultation on implementing Comprehensive Sexuality Education.

But the department itself appears to have adopted a dismissive attitude and is happy with its level of consultation, says Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) in a short video released this week on latest developments and concerns over the revised CSE curriculum content.

Watch the video below in which FOR SA’s Michael Swain and Advocate Nadene Badenhorst call on South Africans to make their voices heard now — “because our children deserve nothing less”.

Meanwhile in a newsletter this week Family Policy Institute director Errol Naidoo highlights some of the latest calls to action around CSE by groups concerned about the CSE content and lack of consultation. These include:

 

2 Comments

  1. Our SA Constitution sadly equates ‘marriage’ with any other form of sexual relationship. Unless we reinstate ‘heterosexual marriage’ as the only venue for sexual enjoyment, and socially stigmatise those who have sex anywhere and everwhere, all other attempts at offering life orientation sex-ed will fail to restore the dignity of men and women, overcome Gender-based violence and deal with the root causes of AIDS and others STDs.

    Furthermore, if we open up this campaign to include African Traditional Religions and Muslims, we will harness a stronger voice of similar-minded moral protagonists. Christians aren’t the only people who hold to high moral sex standards.

  2. In reply to your statement above I would suggest you purchase a book written by Afrika Mhlophe titled Christianity and the Veneration of Ancestors. Chapter 24 is titled African Traditional Religion. You will find it very informative.