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Title:The accommodation of religious diversity in South Africa against the background of the centrality of the equality principle in the new constitutional dispensation
Author:Henrard, KristinISNI
Year:2001
Periodical:Journal of African Law
Volume:45
Issue:1
Pages:51-72
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:constitutions
1996
freedom of religion
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/3558968
Abstract:South Africa's religious diversity should be appropriately accommodated in the postapartheid regime so as to prevent religion-based conflict. A brief review of relevant apartheid practices is followed by an assessment of the constitutional negotiations and the ensuing 1996 constitution in terms of the accommodation of religious diversity and its relation to the equality principle. Special attention is given, amongst others, to the regulation regarding religion in education, the incorporation of Muslim personal law in the new democratic dispensation and the more general minority rights provisions. An evaluation of the implementation of the various relevant constitutional provisions indicates that South Africa is searching for a balanced, equitable approach towards the accommodation of its extensive religious population diversity. Notes, ref., sum. (p. i-ii).
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