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Title: Constitution, Charter, and Religions in South Africa
Author(s): COERTZEN, Pieter
Journal: Studies in Interreligious Dialogue
Volume: 23    Issue: 1   Date: 2013   
Pages: 59-72
DOI: 10.2143/SID.23.1.2990729

Abstract :
This article concerns the South African Constitution, The South African Charter of Religious Rights and Freedoms, and religions in South Africa. Of the many religions in South Africa two are chosen, namely Christianity and African Traditional Religion, to explain the constitutional position of religions in South Africa and the challenges they face. The Constitution guarantees freedom of religion for all religions and religious persons in South Africa. What these rights and freedoms are is the subject of the South African Charter for Religious Rights and Freedoms. What the current position of religions with regard to the South African Constitution and the South African Charter of Religious Rights and Freedoms are is the question the article answers.

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