The South African National Defence Force (SANDF), which is made up of South African armed forces, has lifted the ban that prohibited Muslim women in the armed forces to wear scarfs known as Hijab.
This was made possible due to the efforts of the Legal Resources Centre (LRC) in interceding on behalf of a Muslim Army Officer, Major Fatima Isaacs, that wore Hijab with military uniform against the South African military policy. LRC had earlier filed a case against SANDF at the Equality Court.
According to what LRC tweeted 12:10 PM · Jan 27, 2021:
“The Military Court withdrew charges against Major Isaacs. She is allowed to wear her head wrap subject to certain restrictions.
“The restrictions are that her head wrap must not cover her ears, it must be wrapped tightly & must be of plain black in color.”