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…

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…