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Religion in schools

On February 9, 2017, Posted by , In Causes, Tags: ,

Background to the court case In the September 2014 the “Organisasie vir Godsdienste-Onderrig en Demokrasie” instituted legal proceedings in the Johannesburg High Court against six public schools.  Rather significantly, the schools targeted by the Applicant all affirm a Christian ethos/value system as basis for achieving a flourishing school environment. The Court has…

Euthanasia in SA Cause

On October 11, 2016, Posted by , In Causes, Tags: ,

April 2015: South Africa’s first euthanasia court case in the High Court On 29 April 2015 Cause For Justice was admitted as friends of the court in the application by Adv. Stransham-Ford, in which he requested the High Court in Pretoria to sanction his euthanasia and/or assisted suicide. Adv. Stransham-Ford basically…

O-G-O-D v 6 public schools: Will the courts take a secular stance or stay neutral?

On March 1, 2016, Posted by , In Blog, Tags: ,

Should the South African public sphere be regarded as “non-secular” (as stated in the National Policy on Religion and Education)? It has been speculated by several lawyers and legal researchers that Organisasie vir Godsdienste-Onderrig en Demokrasie v 6 public schools (O-G-O-D) (to be heard in the Gauteng High Court) will…

Pornography: Destructive or harmless?

On November 23, 2015, Posted by , In Blog, Tags:

 1 Basis for evaluation Earlier this year the legal battle (Cause for Justice and 2 Others v ICASA and ODM and Others) to remove pornography from pay television in South Africa concluded with the suspension of StarSat’s adult content bouquet. In the process, however, it became clear that diverging camps…

Say no to violence against women and children #16days

On November 23, 2015, Posted by , In Causes,

25 November 2015 marks the start of the United Nations’ international campaign called 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Girls. This annual campaign takes place in the 16 days between 25 November and 10 December. South Africa is a participant in the global campaign and in…

Protect Children Online Cause

On June 19, 2015, Posted by , In Causes,

The Film and Publication Board (FPB) has compiled a Draft Online Content Regulation Policy (Policy) in terms of the Films and Publications Act, 1996, in order to protect children online. The objectives of this Policy is two-fold, namely, to create a framework to enable speedy classification of digital content distributed…

Fifty shades film rating

On February 17, 2015, Posted by , In Causes,

Cause For Justice sent a letter to the Minister in charge of the Films and Publications Board to urge her to appeal the 16 LNS classification by the FPB on 17 February. Currently, the only way to appeal a classification made by the FPB is when the Minister appeals the…

The StarSat/ ICASA Cause

On August 6, 2014, Posted by , In Causes, Tags: ,,,

Cause for Justice is one of three parties who applied to Court at the end of 2013 for the review and setting aside of ICASA’s decision to allow STARSAT to broadcast three pornographic channels on South African television. Prelude to the High Court Case StarSat first applied to ICASA at…

Elections 2014 Voter Education

On August 6, 2014, Posted by , In Causes, Tags: ,,

Cause For Justice actively engaged in Voter Education throughout the build-up to the National and Provincial Elections in May 2014 Social media drives were undertaken to encourage and mobilize South Africans to cast their vote in the 2014 Elections that took place in May 2014.  In an effort to help…

WEGE submission

On August 4, 2014, Posted by , In Causes,News, Tags: ,

Cause For Justice was one of many organisations that made submissions to parliament on the Women Empowerment and Gender Equality (WEGE) bill. What is WEGE? WEGE is proposed legislation aimed at empowering women and promoting gender equality. It proposes the introduction of a compulsory 50% quota for women’s representation in…