Witchcraft accusations require SAPS intervention

SAPRA frequently receives e-mails from concerned individuals alleging that their mother, or family member, has been accused of witchcraft, by members of their community. It is important to remember that accusations of witchcraft are almost never based on evidence, and invariably lead to vigilante violence, including arson, assault and murder, against the accused. We advise…

SAPRA Annual General Meeting 2018

South African Pagan Rights AllianceAnnual General Meeting 28 April 2018 Download AGM Agenda AGENDA IntroductionFollow this annual general meeting at https://www.facebook.com/events/161890641047771/ Director’s Report Matters Arising from AGM 2017 Chief Executive Officer’s Report CRL Rights Commission proposal on regulation of religion Advocacy against witch-hunts – United Nations Conference Law Review – Witchcraft Suppression Act Pagan religion and…

Hate Speech Bill: Objection to religious exemption amendment

An amendment to the ‘Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill‘, called a ‘religious exemption’ clause (in s3(2)(d) of the Bill), will allow “the bona fide interpretation and proselytising or espousing of any religious tenet, belief, teaching, doctrine or writings, to the extent that such interpretation and proselytisation does not advocate hatred…

Repeal of section 6 of the Civil Union Act

Speaker of the National Assembly New Assembly Building, Parliament Street, Cape Town P O Box 15, Cape Town 8000   E-mail: speaker@parliament.gov.za         cc: cdudley@parliament.gov.za     Notice 96 of 2018 – Civil Union Amendment Bill, 2018     The South African Pagan Rights Alliance was designated as a religious organisation in…

Proposal to regulate religion opposed by COGTA

The proposal by the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural‚ Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL Rights Commission) to license and regulate religion, religious organisation and leaders, has not been endorsed by the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA). The COGTA has acknowledged that a majority of religious…