Every religious practitioner must be registered and fall under umbrella organisations. Every registered religious leader should have a location where he or she conducts religious ceremonies and this could be churches‚ homes‚ mosques‚ temples‚ mountains‚ open fields and tents.These are the recommendations made by the Commission for the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities (CRL).
The commission presented its report to Parliament following its investigation into the “Commercialisation of Religion and Abuse of People’s Belief Systems”. However the recommendations have met some resisitance in some qoutas. Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA)‚ said it was not persuaded that licensing of practitioners was the way to go.Joining us in studio is Ms Thoko Nonhle Mkhwanazi-Xaluva – Chairperson of the Commission for the Promotion of the Rights of Cultural, Religious and Linguistic Communities(CRL Rights Commission)
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