2017 Advocacy against witchcraft accusations and witch-hunts

. Advocacy against human rights abuses committed as a result of accusations of witchcraft and violent witch-hunts The ’30 days of advocacy against witch-hunts campaign’ was launched in March 2008 under the banner of Touchstone Advocacy, in response to ongoing accusations of witchcraft and brutal witch-hunts in South Africa.. REMEMBER THEIR NAMES – Victims of witch-hunts in…

REMEMBER THEIR NAMES – Victims of witch-hunts in South Africa 2000 to 2017

  The following represents available published news reports of witch-hunts in South Africa for the periods 2000 to 2017. * Reports covering the period 2006 to 2009 have not been included here. This content is regularly updated. Many more witchcraft accusations and witch-hunts remain unreported. Refugees of witchcraft accusation receive little or no media coverage in…

SAPRA submission: National Action Plan 2016

SAPRA Submission on the National Action Plan to combat Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance Submitted to Ms. Danaline Franzman, Chief Director: Social Justice and Participatory Democracy, Department of Justice and Constitutional Development on 30 August 2016. The South African Pagan Rights Alliance wishes to thank the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development for…

Zuma: Independents are treacherous witches

The Editor – Independent Online – www.iol.co.za The South African Pagan Rights Alliance strongly objects to the implied incitement of violence against independent candidates as “witches” by President Zacob Zuma. Zuma: Independents are treacherous witcheshttp://www.iol.co.za/news/politics/zuma-independents-are-treacherous-witches-2050163 Bongani Hans | 27 Jul 2016Durban – President Jacob Zuma launched a scathing attack against independent candidates contesting the local…

SAPRA comment on SA Law Reform Commission Discussion Paper 139, Project 135.

South African Law Reform Commission Private Bag X 668 PRETORIA, 0001   For attention:  State Law Advisor Ms Jennifer Joni   Professor Marita Carnelley Professor David Bilchitz  Dr Sibusiso Masondo Ms Likhapa Mbatha Prof Pitika Ntuli Prof Theodore Petrus     Comment by The South African Pagan Rights Alliance (SAPRA) on Discussion Paper 139, Review…

SALRC finds Witchcraft Suppression Act unconstitutional

The new Issue Paper released by the South African Law Reform Commission has confirmed the following:a) the Witchcraft Suppression Act’s prohibition of identifying as a witch and professing knowledge of witchcraft is unconstitutional, and b) the Act’s prohibition of engaging in divination’s is unconstitutional. Download the SALRC Issue Paper here:DP- Witchcraft Suppression Act- FINAL 19 Jan…

Witches offended by ANC accusations of witchcraft

South African Witches object strongly to inflammatory and offensive accusations of “witchcraft” uttered by Sports Minister Fikile Mbalula and ANC provincial secretary Songezo Mjongile at the Lusaka Community Hall in Nyanga on 7 April. “This thing of witchcraft is when a witch does nothing for the people but they still get re-elected. This is what we find ourselves…

Witch-hunts in South Africa 2014

Witch-hunts in South AfricaAdvocacy against human rights abuses committed as a result of accusations of witchcraft and violent witch-hunts (2014)by Damon Leff Download the complete document in.pdf format (1.82 MB) ABSTRACT The test of Nelson Mandela’s legacy will be marked by how and to what extent South Africans will eventually treat those whom it despises…