Welcome to the official site of the South African Pagan Council.
SAPC IS THE FIRST PAGAN ORG LISTED AS AN OFFICIAL RELIGION IN AFRICA
The SAPC is a Section 21 Public Benefit Organisation in terms of the SARS Act.
Public Benefit Activities
Paragraph 5. Religion, Belief or Philosophy
a) The promotion or practice of religion which encompasses acts of worship, witness, teaching and community service based on a belief in a deity.
PLEASE NOTE, SAPC MEMBERSHIP ENTAILS THE COMPLETION OF A MEMBERSHIP FORM, DULY SIGNED AND FORWARDED TO THE REGISTRAR.
The SAPC was inaugurated in 2006 as a unifying body of like-minded Pagans with a vision of co-operative unity. With this in mind, we encourage the cross pollination of groups and individuals, always remembering to respect each others traditions without attempting to enforce our own.
The Pagan Council is formulated on the Arthurian round table principle, all members therefore have equal rights, retaining autonomy and self-definition at all times. The guiding principle of the Council is “Live and let live”. The Council is largely representative of solitary Pagans and affiliates with groups who share the same vision. Paganism is defined by the SAPC as a polytheistic and pantheistic religion, generally nature based, and as a syncretic or genuine revival/reconstruction of national ethnic cultural belief. Pagans are those who worship Pagan Gods.
The SAPC is an ardent supporter of Earth based Religions, as such the SAPC promotes ecology and the principle of interconnectedness. To this end the Forum has started “Project Spinning Wheel” for ideas related to ecology.
The SAPC is actively involved in the reclamation of “Witchcraft” as a formal Pagan Religion. “Project Hypatia” is related to this subject.
The SA Government has instituted the “Moral Regeneration Movement” – SAPC encourages all SA Pagans to participate in this worthy cause.
SAPC is a registered Religious Organisation with SA Home Affairs and SA Revenue Services. For enquiries regarding a designated Pagan Marriage Officer in your area, please see the "Services" page.
The SAPC aims to facilitate a quorum of self-identified Pagans who wish to ascribe to its’ aims, share ideas and philosophies for the furthering of Paganism within our respective communities.
SAPC membership is reserved for individuals and groups who self-identify as Pagans, reserving the right to self-define as a Council.
The forum is dedicated to those who seek common ground and trust in the ultimate well being of a strong Pagan community. Regardless of whether you represent an existing Pagan Organisation or speak only for yourself, you are invited to register as a member of the SAPC today. Help us realise the ideal of a unified national Pagan South Africa.
SAPC Web Site content is copyright 2006 - 2012 South African Pagan Council. All work submitted by members on the site is automatically copyright authorised for SAPC. Unauthorised reproduction without prior permission from the site owner is a violation of copyright laws.