National Health Amendment Bill

National Health Amendment Bill BACKGROUND: What is the cause about? During July 2018, COPE MP, Deidre Carter, published an Explanatory Summary on the proposed National Health Amendment Bill, 2018, requesting public comments on the intended legislation. The Bill seeks...

Legalising online pornography in SA

Say No to Online Pornography UPDATE (November 2018): FILMS AND PUBLICATIONS AMENDMENT BILL (the Bill) Cause for Justice has had two significant further opportunities to engage members of Parliament and highlight our specific concerns with the Bill. Our updated written...

Sexual Exploitation of Women and Children

Sexual Exploitation of Women and Children One of the core implications of ‘HUMAN DIGNITY’ is that a human being is not and may not be used as a means to an end. Human beings are always ends in themselves, which places a duty on us to exercise ‘RESPONSIBLE FREEDOM’ in...

Legalising Prostitution: Doing more harm than good?

Legalising Prostitution: Doing more harm than good? RECENT DEVELOPMENTS In December 2017, a resolution to decriminalise adult prostitution was adopted at the ANC National Elective Conference. The adoption of the resolution signals an intention to completely depart...

Amending SA’s Abortion Act

Amending the Abortion Act UPDATE (September 2018): CHOICE ON TERMINATION OF PREGNANCY AMENDMENT BILL (the Bill) On 4 September 2018, the Portfolio Committee on Health (the committee) reported to the National Assembly (the First House of Parliament) that the committee...

Protection of Free Speech

Protection of Free Speech UPDATE (September 2018): Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill (“the Bill”) On 13 April 2018, the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services introduced an amended version of the Bill in the National Assembly (the First House of Parliament). On...

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