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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…

Protection of Free Speech Cause

On February 2, 2017, Posted by , In Causes,

History of the Bill On 24 October 2016, the Department of Justice & Constitutional Development released the draft Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill (“the Bill”). To view the Bill, click here. After government has taken almost four years to draft the Bill, the public was initially only given five weeks…

“Ho, Heigh-Ho: Off to Court we go!”

On January 19, 2017, Posted by , In Blog,

A day in the life of the Cause for Justice Team      By now it is well-known that the South African Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein (SCA) on 6 December 2016 confirmed that Euthanasia is unlawful. Cause for Justice (CFJ) was a party to this legal battle from…

The Supreme Court of Appeal declares Euthanasia unlawful in South Africa

On December 8, 2016, Posted by , In Blog,

On 6 December 2016 the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) unanimously overturned the judgment of the Pretoria High Court given in May 2015. Judge Hans Fabricius in May last year opened the door to legalised euthanasia and physician assistance in the commission of suicide. On Tuesday, however, the SCA by…

#16 Days of Activism: Raise your voice!

On December 1, 2016, Posted by , In Causes,

The “16 Days of Activism for No Violence Against Women and Children”-campaign commences on 25 November 2016. The campaign is a United Nations initiative and runs from 25 November – 10 December annually, on a global scale. The 2016 UNiTE campaign focuses on the need for sustainable financing for efforts to end…