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…

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 divinations is unconstitutional. This effectively means that for the first time ever in South…

Update: Review of Witchcraft Suppression Act

SAPRA has received an update from the South African Law Reform Commission, on the review of the Witchcraft Suppression Act.   See: http://www.justice.gov.za/salrc/media/20160119-prj135-dp139-WitchcraftSuppression.pdf   All stakeholders (existing or new) are invited to submit comment on the new draft PROHIBITION OF HARMFUL PRACTICES ASSOCIATED WITH WITCHCRAFT BELIEFS BILL.   For a copy of the Bill and Discussion Paper 139 THE REVIEW…