“Everyone has the right, peacefully and unarmed, to assemble, to demonstrate, to picket and to present petitions.”- Section 17 of the constitution
A quick reference sheet that will help you understand how to comply with the Regulation of Gatherings Act (RGA)
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A handy checklist for gathering the information you will need to complete your section 3 notice.
A checklist of responsibilities and procedures that the convener of the protest must see to when organising the protest.
A helpful guide for making sure all documentation, negotiation and planning is completed on time, leading up to the day of the protest.
A checklist of responsibilities and procedures that the convener of the protest must see to during the protest.
A checklist of responsibilities and procedures that the marshals at the protest must see to during the protest.
A document containing standing orders for the South African Police Service during gatherings and demonstrations.
A summary of the guidelines the police must follow before using force at a protest, as per the SAPS National Instruction.
What to look for when identifying public order police (POP) officers at a protest.
A list of prohibited behavior and contraband items that could cause your protest to be shut down.
A guide to the steps you should take when documenting, reporting and pressing charges against an officer.
A guide to help you understand what constitutes a lawful arrest and what actions to take when in custody.
A list of rights that must be upheld by law enforcement if you are arrested or detained.