Gauteng Dept. Education ignores right to religious freedom

The South African Pagan Rights Alliance will be lodging a formal complaint of hate speech against Charles Phahlane, Gauteng department of education spokesperson, with the SA Human Rights Commission.

This Alliance will argue that Phahlane’s statements regarding the Department’s proposed policy on dealing with Satanism in public schools, published in ‘No guide to harmful practices‘ [11 April 2013 / Elaine Swanepoel / The Citizen] constitute hate speech against religious minorities in terms of the Equality Act (with respect to Chapter 2 section 6) and contravenes the Bill of Rights (with respect to chapter 2 section 15).