Celebrating Diversity

The Right to Exercise Religion in Public Schools in South Africa
Living reference work entry
Part of the Global Education Systems book series (GES)


In this chapter, the authors consider how the rights to freedom of religion and substantive equality, as concretized in the South African Constitution and equality legislation, should be harmonized in the context of the exercise of religion in public schools. We use a legal analytical approach in considering how South African courts are currently dealing with the concept of “celebrating diversity” and how they should be solving these disputes: a descriptive and normative legal approach, in other words.


Freedom of religion Equality Substantive equality Public schools Equality legislation Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act 4 of 2000 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa
  2. 2.Department of Jurisprudence, Faculty of LawUniversity of PretoriaPretoriaSouth Africa

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