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Legalising online pornography in SA

            PROPOSED NEW LEGISLATION: Films and Publications Amendment Bill The South African Parliament is currently considering a new Bill (the Films and Publications Amendment Bill), which amongst other things, proposes legalising and decriminalising online distribution of pornography to adult viewers/internet users. The Bill was drafted by the…

Democracy and the fruits of our future

On September 14, 2016, Posted by , In Blog, Tags:

Today we celebrate the International Day of Democracy. Democracy is as much a process as a goal and this year, South Africa celebrates 22 years of democracy. In 1996, two years after our country’s first democratic elections and after much debate and public consultation, our Constitution was promulgated. Our Constitution…

Adoption : Our nation’s children

On September 8, 2016, Posted by , In Blog, Tags:

  Adoption in South Africa Approximately 3.7 million South African children are partially orphaned (having lost either a mother or a father) or doubly orphaned. Of the 1.8 million children in need of adoption, only a small fraction is placed with adoptive families. Put this in perspective: in 2013, only 1…

Why marriage is such a big deal

On August 18, 2016, Posted by , In Blog, Tags: ,,

“To get the full value of joy, you must have somebody to divide it with.” – Mark Twain One of Cause For Justice’s core values is “Family”. But why is it that we declare, “A stable family unit is the cornerstone of healthy, well-functioning (flourishing) communities and of society at…

When silence speaks louder than words

On August 12, 2016, Posted by , In Blog, Tags: ,,,

On Saturday, 6 August 2016, during the announcement of the results of the local government election, four women turned the spotlight back on to South Africa’s rape crises, the right to protest and President Jacob Zuma’s past. This was done by means of a silent anti-rape protest. The protest of these women reminds one…

Decriminalising prostitution – the answer to our country’s problematic pandemic?

On August 4, 2016, Posted by , In Blog, Tags: ,,

Decriminalising prostitution – the answer to our country’s problematic pandemic? In April, a journalist published an article “My night in a Durban North brothel” as part of an investigation into the lives of prostitutes. At the International AIDS Conference held in Durban in July, great focus was placed on whether…

Municipal elections: Do the eNCA’s polls demonstrate dramatic change for South Africa?

This year’s municipal elections in South Africa have generated the greatest interest and controversy to date, long before the polls have been opened. For more information on these issues, you can read our previous blog. The Constitutional Court ruled on 14 June 2016, that elections will go ahead on 3…

Transgenderism: conversations, conformity and inner conflict…

On July 14, 2016, Posted by , In Blog, Tags: ,

An article in the 30 May 2016 issue of Time magazine’s European edition, on the “Battle of the bathroom – why the fight for transgender rights has moved into the most intimate of public spaces”, has brought this seemingly “USA local issue” onto the global stage. In the USA, bills…

Brexit: What are the implications for SA & how should we position ourselves?

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

Last week the British people voted by a small margin to exit the European Union (EU) – now commonly known as the “Brexit”. This momentous event created uncertainty, debates and speculation internationally, including in South Africa. In the post-World War era EU member states pursued closer integration and co-operation, with…

Youth Day 2016: What courage means for change

On June 15, 2016, Posted by , In Blog, Tags: ,,

Commemorating 40 years On 16 June 2016, we commemorate 40 years since the Soweto Uprising. Youth Day serves to remind us South Africans of the importance of the youth and the impact the youth has had and still has on various aspects of our society. What the youth fought for on that…