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PETITION – SAY NO TO ONLINE PORN IN SA

On November 8, 2017, Posted by , In Causes, Tags: ,

For background information, scroll down or visit our Cause page. Sign the Petition against Online Pornography I support the submissions made by Cause For Justice to the effect that: 1. “Revenge porn”, child pornography and depictions of sexual assault of children must be criminalised; 2. The online distribution of *pornography must…

Voice of the Unborn Baby Court Case

On September 12, 2017, Posted by , In Causes, Tags: ,

BACKGROUND: What is the case about? Voice of the Unborn Baby, a non-profit organisation and the main Applicant of the case, launched the court case on the 8th of March 2017, asking the court to declare that certain provisions of the Births and Deaths Registration Act (51 of 1992, “BADRA”)…

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…

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…

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…

#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…

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…

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…

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…