Christian Holidays Under Threat – Opportunity for Submissions


“The consultative community hearings aim to encourage public and community participation on the matter, gather information from the communities and determine whether, according to the communities, there is discrimination or not; and if there is discrimination whether such discrimination is fair or unfair and to submit a report with recommendations to the Department of Home Affairs and the office of the Presidency for possible review of existing legislation.”

Secular humanists constitute less than 10 percent of SA society – yet there are 7 humanist public holidays in SA. The findings of the last Census revealed that more than two-thirds of South Africans identified themselves as Christian. Muslims constitute about 2% and Hindus and Jews even less.

This threat is another attempt by Secular Humanists to obliterate every remaining legacy of the Christian Heritage of South Africa. Secular humanists - who are a minority - are working tirelessly to dominate SA society with their godless culture of death, promoting abortion and euthanasia.

Rev Kenneth Meshoe, President of the ACDP said in a press statement: “Those who allege that our calendar has too many Christian holidays must be reminded that our calendar has only two official Christian holidays, which are Good Friday and Christmas.  Easter Monday is not recognised as a Christian holiday in our country as the ANC government decided to change it to Family Day. They also removed Ascension Day, which was previously celebrated in South Africa. When these two Christian Holy days were removed as public holidays from our South African calendar, most Christians kept quiet about it. However, we can no longer remain quiet when the only two remaining Christian holidays are now under review.

“The ACDP therefore calls on all churches and Christian NGOs to be vigilant and to ensure that they reject any attempts by any minority group to remove the only two Christian holidays we have on our calendar. The ACDP will fight any attempt to change or remove Christmas and Good Friday from our calendar as we view such attempts as an attack on our Faith.”

Dr. Corne Mulder FF Plus spokesperson on Arts and Culture: “The public hearings which are currently being hosted by the Commission…. is a dangerous process which could threaten social cohesion, reconciliation and nation building…it should be noted that the only two Christian holidays which are officially recognised are Good Friday and Christmas. Both these days are not only recognised in South Africa but are specifically also celebrated internationally. The FF Plus wants to call on all Christian churches in SA to participate in these public hearings to ensure that the voice of Christians in SA is heard. For too long Christian churches have been quiet about issues which effect their members.”

What You Can Do
You can send a written submission to: Sipho Mantula:   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The CRL requests that you specify your church denomination and city.

CRL hearings will take place during the month of June in:

Bloemfontein (14-15 June) at the Mangaung Municipality Offices – Bunga Auditorium,

Durban (21 June) at eThekwini Municipality Offices, Mandela Room and

Cape Town (28 June), Cape Town Civic Centre (to be confirmed).

Please contact Sipho Mantula on             0847815587       or             011-537 7600       for an invitation. Registration for all hearings is essential and starts at 8:30am.

Please urgently request your Church to send a representative to these hearings to protect and defend South Africa’s Christian cultural heritage.

This is an excellent opportunity to share the Gospel through sharing the meaning of Christ’s birth, death and Resurrection, with the commissioners and people from other religions at the hearings!

“Contend earnestly for the Faith which was once for all delivered to the saints…” Jude 3 - 4

See also: Does Your Calendar Reflect Your Faith?

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South Africa
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