The oath

Instead of ensuring that justice prevails, the oath has, on the contrary, frequently had the opposite effect.

Unbelief in South Africa

The struggle for the rights of unbelievers in South Africa is not yet over. Although their fortunes improved greatly with the adoption of the Constitution after 1994, the latest attempt by the Government to restrict free speech portends nothing good.

Community Coordinator Needed at SASS (volunteer position)

Join the SA Secular Society team as a community coordinator (volunteer) in Johannesburg. This is a leadership position within the organisation who will oversee all Jhb activities.

The dangers of mixing religion and politics

“When religion and politics travel in the same cart, the riders believe nothing can stand in their way. Their movements become headlong – faster and faster and faster. They put aside all thoughts of obstacles and forget the precipice does not show itself to the man in a blind rush until it’s too late.”
-Frank Herbert

It’s Official: We Are A Registered Non-Profit!

We are proud to announce that the South African Secular Society is now registered as a non-profit organisation in South Africa. This accomplishment has been ongoing work for the leadership team here at SASS, and we are thrilled to announce this next step in our budding organisation.

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Why I am not a militant atheist

What are the lesson we can learn from Brexit and Trump. How could the liberal establishment get it so wrong. How can the modern world want to revert back to the primitive, stupid, racist, xenophobic, and irrational world that we worked so hard to escape from?

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I are James. Part 1

My name is James. And I am a devoted Christian. And this will be the first story of my crazy adventures. The first story I will tell is of when I wanted to marry my then girlfriend. Her name is Mary.

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Why Secularism is Important

Secularism is the principle of the separation of government institutions and persons mandated to represent the state from religious institutions and religious dignitaries.   In a country where 85% of people are Christian, why shouldn't we have Christian prayers in...

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Honour Killings are the Real Terrorist Actions

With honour killings going across all forms of religions, nationalities and cultures, we cannot assign this horrible act to a certain group of people. But what seems to be the trend, is that it usually is the male that disagrees with the female’s actions or believes which then makes the female the victim.

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