Section 15 Constitution of South Africa 1996
Section 15 of the Constitution of South Africa 1996 (as amended) is about Freedom of religion, belief and opinion. It is under Chapter 2 of the Constitution. Chapter 2 is titled ‘Bill of Rights‘.
1. Everyone has the right to freedom of conscience, religion, thought, belief and opinion.
2. Religious observances may be conducted at state or state-aided institutions, provided that
a. those observances follow rules made by the appropriate public authorities;
b. they are conducted on an equitable basis; and
c. attendance at them is free and voluntary.
3.a. This section does not prevent legislation recognising
i. marriages concluded under any tradition, or a system of religious, personal or family law; or
ii. systems of personal and family law under any tradition, or adhered to by persons professing a particular religion.
b. Recognition in terms of paragraph (a) must be consistent with this section and the other provisions of the Constitution.