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​Civil redress better than policing hate
​Civil redress better than policing hate
The ongoing project of creating an equal society in South Africa will be scuppered by the recent proposal to criminalise hate speech. Given our...
Don’t wait for a beautiful leader South Africa, rather rely on the Constitution
Don’t wait for a beautiful leader South Africa, rather rely on the Constitution
A new collection of legal and autobiographical writings by former Constitutional Court judge,
Free speech remains a mote in Africa's eye
Free speech remains a mote in Africa's eye
For many of us in Africa, particularly journalists, freedom of expression remains most elusive in societies where governments believe they hold...
Jon Qwelane is so proud of his hate
Jon Qwelane is so proud of his hate
I recall the chilling effect of Jon Qwelane's homage to homophobia – "Call me names, gay's not okay" – published in...
Satanic versus free speech
Satanic versus free speech
Salman Rushdie has launched a scathing attack on the Indian government for failing to protect free speech after organisers of Asia's biggest...
Freedom is not for the sensitive
Freedom is not for the sensitive
I live to see the day when it will be okay for a collective to march down a street, say Johannesburg's Corlett Drive, singing "Shoot the Boer" and...
'Intrinsic link between free speech and democracy'
'Intrinsic link between free speech and democracy'
Mail & Guardian: How do you draw the boundaries on the limits of free speech? Kate O' Regan: What is important to realise is that there are limits to free speech. We need only remember the classic American...

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