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A South African employee was fired for refusing to work overtime for religious reasons – here’s what the court said


An employer who dismisses an employee for refusing to work on normal work mandated days due to religious beliefs must proceed with caution.

According to Jacques van Wyk, director and labour law specialist at Werksmans Attorneys, this was confirmed by a recent Labour Appeal Court case which dealt with whether such a dismissal is automatically unfair.

In this case, the employee was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist faith (Adventist), he said.

“In terms of her religious beliefs, Saturdays are the holy Sabbath.

“During such period she was prohibited from performing any work in accordance with the tenets of her religious beliefs.

“Her employer allocated Saturdays for stock taking as normal business operations and did not allow for it to be done during the week or on Sundays. All managers…

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Religious Offerings: Role of African-American church to be celebrated



“One Church; One Accord,” a multisite celebration of the African-American church, is set for Sunday. At least 25 pastors will speak at their houses of …
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Letter: Religious movements bilking millions from the poor in Jamaica


Dear Sir:

A recent exploration into the Ethiopianism movement opened my eyes to one aspect of the duality of the idea and practice of justice under colonialism. This thinking and practice are very much alive in today’s world. The Ethiopianist church movement represents the black-led church movement that break away from the white church movement, such as George Lisle Black-Baptist movement in the United States and Jamaica in the late 18th century, followed by 19th century African Methodist Episcopal, the National Baptist Convention in the USA and their manifestations in South African and South Nyasaland.

Garvey’s return to Jamaica in his quest to rebuild the UNIA came under serious scrutiny, especially the idea of the collection of dues and its role in financing the…

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Antigua-Barbuda expresses solidarity with the Jewish community in the US against racist and religious terrorists


Ambassador Sir Ronald Sanders

WASHINGTON, USA — The government of Antigua and Barbuda has sent messages to the mayor of Pittsburgh and the head of the American Jewish Committee in New York, expressing condolences on the death of 11 persons murdered at a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, October 27.

The messages were sent by separate letters to the Pittsburgh mayor and the Jewish community leader from Antigua and Barbuda’s ambassador to the United States, Sir Ronald Sanders.

In his communications, Sanders said: “The government and people of Antigua and Barbuda would like you to convey to the Jewish people across the United States of America – many of whom we have hosted as visitors to our country – our solidarity with them at this time of grief and…

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Antigua express solidarity with US Jewish Community against racist and religious terror


The Government of Antigua and Barbuda has sent messages to the Mayor of Pittsburgh and the Head of the American Jewish Committee Headquartered in New York, expressing condolences at the death of 11 persons murdered at a Synagogue in Pittsburgh on October 27.

 

The messages were sent by separate letters to the Pittsburgh Mayor and the Jewish community leader from Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States, Sir Ronald Sanders,

 

In his communications, Ambassador Sanders said: “The Government and people of Antigua and Barbuda would like you to convey to the Jewish people across the United States of America – many of whom we have hosted as visitors to our country – our solidarity with them at this time of grief and sorrow”.

 

Describing the murder of…

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African traditional, religious leaders discuss ways to end child marriage – SABC News


African traditional and religious leaders are meeting in Malawi to discuss ways of ending child marriages, mutilation of female genitalia and other harmful traditional practices.

Statistics from the UN Women indicate that every year, 15 million women are married before the age of 18.

The meeting in Blantyre, Malawi, comes after a similar one in Nairobi in August this year, in which it was agreed that traditional and cultural leaders will champion the end to child marriages, FGM and other harmful traditional practices against women and girls.

Those gathered at the meeting agreed that political will to end these harmful practices must include stringent punishment against those who carry out child marriages.

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