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Corporate bullying in fight over Xolobeni mining

Activists argue that the Australian company suing them is using the courts to silence criticism and so abusing the legal system. The law should change to stop these types of suits

Court orders EFF to apologise for Gqubule and Harber ‘StratCom’ claim

The Johannesburg high court says the EFF had brought no evidence to back up the allegation

Defamation law’s face is changing

With big-money claims in rapidly heard defamation cases seemingly increasing, what does it mean?

Letters to the editor: November 10 to November 16 2017

Readers write in about posthumous defamation, and fact checking before publishing articles

Phosa testifies about Mabuza spy report in defamation case

Mpumalanga Premier David Mabuza sued former ANC higher-up Mathews Phosa for defamation for allegedly fabricating a controversial spy report.

Guptas threaten legal action against Mentor over Facebook comments

The Gupta family on Tuesday challenged Mentor to file an affidavit stating under oath that she was offered a ministerial position by the family.

The case against criminal defamation

The ANC has dropped a welcome bombshell, saying the law has a chilling effect on free speech.

Editorial: ANC sees sense on punitive law

There are procedures and forums against any report that impairs someone's dignity and reputation; criminal defamation suits are unnecessary.

The dangers of criminalising defamation

The recent conviction of a journalist shows how the law can be used to muzzle freedom of expression.

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