Separation of church and state: Making sense of freedom of religion under lockdown regulations

A central tenet and essential element of the Christian, Jewish and Muslim religion is the ability for believers to assemble, have fellowship and meet. In the Bible (NIV), Hebrews 10:25 specifically commands Christians to ‘not [give] up meeting together’ and references to the importance of the church, fellowship and meeting together are expressed in numerous…

Mediation

Is mediation the answer in the time of COVID-19?

Under the recent and ongoing COVID-19 lockdown conditions many court cases have been halted only to be entertained at unknown later dates, understandably in adherence with relevant directives, which have been issued. We have seen matters being heard remotely through technological means. This unfortunately cannot always be the case as not all South African courts…