South African pastor, children killed by Afghan suicide bombers

South Africa: Religious attire banned from Cape Town school

Obama urged to promote homosexual agenda on African trip

S. Africa: Lesbian pastor sues church

South African Human Rights Commission Says Christian Center Violates LGBTI Rights

South African Christian college under attack over ex-gay therapy

BRICS: The World’s New Banker?

South African Provincial MP accused of hate speech for views on homosexuality

South African bishop backs Pope against condoms in AIDS crisis

S. Africa: Couple sue over Down syndrome child

South Africa’s Chief Justice Criticized For Inviting Judges To Evangelical Presentation

South Africa: Human Rights Commission targets Zulu King for “anti-gay” comments

South Africa’s falling birth rate ‘threatens future workforce’

Pre-teens in South Africa given contraceptive injection without parental consent

South Africa’s new chief justice appointed

Legal Periodical: South Africa – Should Religious Associations Be Entitled to Discriminate?

$14,000 Fine (Plus Order to Apologize) in South Africa for Anti-Homosexuality Op-Ed and Cartoon

South Africa Uganda envoy Qwelane guilty of hate speech

New scheme in South Africa allows mothers to dump unwanted newborns in ‘baby safe’ mounted on a wall

South Africa: Teens using abortion as contraception

South Africa plans to amend tax law to equalize treatment of sharia compliant mortgages

South African charter spells out specific religious freedoms

    Deseret News: “Several years ago, a small group of academics and religious leaders began drafting an outline for what they thought freedom of religion should look like in South Africa . . . After several revisions, the document is now ready for public endorsement, which will happen at a ceremony on Oct. 21. The religions will stand together, ‘speak with one voice,’ and ask the government to enact the charter into law, a process allowed and even encouraged by their current constitution . . .”

  • Posted: 10/07/2010
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Law Review: Free Exercise of Religion: A Pragmatic and Comparative Assessment

South African court bans burning of Koran and Bible

S. Africa: Jacob Zuma to become a father for the 22nd time after he has wed his 4th wife

South Africa: Islamic finance tax laws “to benefit” country

South Africa: “Gay attorney forced to resign from Rotary”

15 nations agree to start working together to reduce cyberwarfare threat

Paraguayan priests blast FIFA ban on faith gestures

Christians Wary of Human Trafficking ahead of World Cup

New Controversy Over Muhammad Cartoon– This Time In South African Paper

Prostitutes flock to South Africa ahead of World Cup 2010

South Africa: Government wants to ban porn on Internet

Church warns against human trafficking during World Cup

More nations saying “I do” to same-sex “marriages”

Human trafficking under spotlight in South Africa

Law Review: Religious Freedom and Equality as Celebration of Difference

    Lourens Du Plessis, Religious Freedom and Equality as Celebration of Difference: A Significant Development in Recent South African Constitutional Case-Law (February, 18 2010). Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal, Vol. 12, No. 4, 2009. Available at SSRN:

    “This contribution focuses on the way in which the South African Constitutional Court has, since 1997, been dealing with the (seemingly) eccentric claims of (assumedly) idiosyncratic ‘religious Others’. Developments in this regard have, for the time being at least, culminated in the Constitutional Court’s landmark judgment in MEC for Education: KwaZulu Natal v Pillay 2008 (2) BCLR 99 (CC), 2008 (1) SA 474 (CC) (hereafter Pillay). Constitutional Court judgments since 1997 manifesting the adjudication of such unconventional claims are assessed, eventually getting to Pillay as benchmark. This remarkable judgment, dealing with a deceptively mundane issue, has played a considerable role in fleshing out a jurisprudence of difference, putting an adherent of a vulnerable, minority religion in the right. This is not just a high point in the adjudication of constitutional entitlements of the religious (and cultural) Other in South Africa, but also a significant contribution to the growth of a jurisprudence sensitive to the predicaments and constitutional entitlements of unconventional, ‘non-mainstream’ claimants of religious (and cultural) rights.”

  • Posted: 04/05/2010
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African Christian Democratic Party: Zille must stop Cape Town harassing churches

South Africa: Christian Network takes aim at proposed porn channel

South Africa: “Gay rights group angry at blood service rule on donors”

South Africa Makes Tentative Steps towards Outlawing Child Pornography

South Africa: Calls to prayer anger residents

Congress of South African Trade Unions calls for prostitution to be decriminalized

AP: “Male or Female? Gender tests are not always easy”

IIAF asks S. Africa to gender test rising track star

    NY Daily News: “The IAAF has given new meaning to the term ‘governing body.’ The organization, which oversees track and field internationally, has asked the South African athletics federation to conduct a gender verification exam on the nation’s running sensation, Caster Semenya, who Wednesday won the 800-meter event at the World Championships in Berlin.”

  • Posted: 08/20/2009
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UN Health Data Show Liberal Abortion Laws Lead to Greater Maternal Death

South Africa’s Constitutional Court protects widows in polygamous Muslim marriages

South Africa’s Rape Crisis: 1 in 4 Men Say They’ve Done It

    TIME: “South Africans received a horrifying measure of just how bad their country’s rape crisis is with the release this week of a study in which more than a quarter of men admitted to having raped, and 46% of those said that they had raped more than once.”

  • Posted: 06/22/2009
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South Africa: Prostitution, increase in crime linked

Openly gay, HIV-positive man appointed to South Africa’s highest court

South African police arrest trafficking kingpin

South Africa: Images on Soccer Balls Offend Muslim Sensibilities

Who’s Afraid of Polygamy? Exploring the Boundaries of Family, Equality and Custom in South Africa

South Africa: How heavy is human trafficking?

S. Africa: Cape “sex worker” may appeal court ruling

    The Independent Online reports: “A Capetonian sex worker, known as Kylie, is considering steps to appeal against a labour court ruling that she does not have any labour rights because her job is illegal.”

  • Posted: 08/04/2008
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South Africa: “Sex work should be legal”

Govt urged to legalise sex industry in South Africa

South Africa: We Won’t Give Condoms to Kids – Cape Teachers

South Africa: First child trafficking case in court

South Africa Residents Strongly Oppose Abortion New Poll Shows

Sexual Democracy

South African Parliament Votes to Remove Abortion Restrictions

    Thaddeus M. Baklinski reports on LifeSite News: "The South African Parliament last Thursday passed a controversial bill that would allow girls as young as 12 to obtain abortions without their parents’ consent, provide for 24-hour abortion facilities, eliminate pre-approval processes, …

  • Posted: 02/13/2008
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  • Category: Global

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