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Eradicating sexual violence against women: HOW SERIOUS ARE WE? (Women’s Day 2017)

On August 8, 2017, Posted by , In Blog, Tags: ,,

If we are serious about eradicating violence against women, we cannot be lax about eradicating the production and distribution of pornography in our society. Root causes To eradicate violence against women and children, too often in the form of sexual violence and often resulting in the death of the victims…

Protection of Unborn Babies: Amending SA’s Abortion Act

On August 8, 2017, Posted by , In Causes,

BACKGROUND: What is it about? A Member of Parliament, Cheryllyn Dudley, has proposed an Amendment to South Africa’s Abortion Act (Choice on Termination of Pregnancy Act, 1996). The draft bill seeks to amend the Abortion Act by, amongst others, deleting certain circumstances in which a pregnancy may be terminated; and to…

29 June UITSPRAAK GELEWER IN “DIE GELOOF IN OPENBARE SKOLE HOFSAAK” Mediaverklaring

On July 25, 2017, Posted by , In News,

MEDIA-VERKLARING: 28 JUNIE 2017 UITSPRAAK GELEWER IN “DIE GELOOF IN OPENBARE SKOLE HOFSAAK”   Die Johannesburgse Hooggeregshof het vandag uitspraak gelewer in die saak oor godsdienstige/geloofs-etos, uitdrukking en byeenkomste in Suid-Afrikaanse openbare skole. Cause For Justice (CFJ) tree op as ‘n “vriend van die hof” (amicus curiae party), om sodoende…

28 June JUDGMENT DELIVERED IN “THE RELIGION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS CASE” Press Release

On July 25, 2017, Posted by , In News,

MEDIA BRIEFING: 28 JUNE 2017 JUDGMENT DELIVERED IN “THE RELIGION IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS CASE” The Johannesburg High Court delivered judgment today in the case about religious ethos, expression and observances in South African public schools. Cause for Justice (‘CFJ’) is a “friend of the court” (amicus curiae party), joined to…

Religion in Public Schools: The High Court has ruled… Now What?

On June 30, 2017, Posted by , In Blog,

In our view, the court’s decision has affirmed the place of religion in the public sphere, specifically in public schools, whilst requiring schools to not brand themselves in a manner that could be excluding of minorities. Cause for Justice (‘CFJ’) was a “friend of the court” (amicus curiae party), joined…

RADIO INTERVIEW: Pretoria FM interviews Cause for Justice on the Religion in Schools Case

On May 18, 2017, Posted by , In News,

PRESS RELEASE: Religion in Schools Case 15-17 May 2017

On May 8, 2017, Posted by , In News,

MEDIA BRIEFING: 8 MAY 2017  COURT HEARING:  15 – 17 MAY 2017  ORGANISASIE VIR GODSDIENSTE-ONDERRIG EN DEMOKRASIE (‘Applicant’) v 6 public schools, Minister of Basic Education, Minister of Justice and Correctional Services (Cause for Justice and others intervening as amici curiae) (“Religion in Public Schools”) From 15 to 17 May…

South Africa’s national minimum wage could hurt small firms and rural workers

On May 3, 2017, Posted by , In Blog, Tags: ,,

  Authors: Dieter Von Fintel (member of Cause for Justice managing committee) and Marlies Piek (PhD Candidate, Stellenbosch University).  * This article was originally published at http://theconversation.com/south-africas-national-minimum-wage-could-hurt-small-firms-and-rural-workers-76474 and is republished with kind permission of the author. South Africa will formally adopt a national minimum wage of US$1.5 (ZAR20.00) per hour on Workers’…

MEDIA BRIEFING: ONLINE DISTRIBUTION OF PORNOGRAPHY IN SA

On March 10, 2017, Posted by , In News,

Government policy placing women and children at risk of becoming victims of sexual violence On 7 March 2017, Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Communications (‘PCC’) resumed its deliberations on the Films and Publications Amendment Bill (‘FPAB’). Deliberations is set to continue during the rest of March 2017.The FPAB proposes, amongst others:…

The object of Truth

On February 10, 2017, Posted by , In Blog,

In a world that is consumed with a high sense of self and the paramount validity of one’s own feelings and desires, our concept of and openness to the existence of objective truth often becomes blurry. If emotions alone inform our decisions, instead of objective truths, the potential for irrational decisions…