Free Speech

Hate speech infringes on free speech

The SCA’s finding that there should be clarity on hate speech is welcome, but its interim order leaves some vulnerable groups without protection

AfriForum’s flag argument doesn’t fly

If no one flies the old South African flag anyway, as the organisation states, banning it wouldn’t matter

The restriction of basic freedoms has become the global norm

Civil liberties are eroding in six out of 10 countries, according to a new report

Google fires employee who authored anti-diversity memo

The move splashed fuel on a burning controversy about whether "political correctness" is stifling free speech.

​Civil redress better than policing hate

The best outcome of Jon Qwelane’s court case would be restoring the dignity of those he harmed.

Don’t wait for a beautiful leader South Africa, rather rely on the Constitution

The Constitution is SA’s greatest tribute to the people who died in the struggle for liberation, writes former Constitutional Court judge Albie Sachs.

Free speech remains a mote in Africa’s eye

The state and the press are still head to head in the name of freedom of expression.

Jon Qwelane is so proud of his hate

Melanie Judge asks if Jon Qwelane should be able to use the right to free speech to argue that others shouldn't have rights.

Satanic versus free speech

Salman Rushdie has damned politicians for giving in to the "false" leaders of India's Muslims after he was threatened with violence.

Freedom is not for the sensitive

In an ideal world, we would have thought monitors to curb the spread of foot-in-mouth disease.

‘Intrinsic link between free speech and democracy’

Former Constitutional Court Judge, <b>Kate O'Regan</b> talks about free speech.

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Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

South Africans stuck in China are desperate to escape coronavirus ‘prison’

But the department of international relations and co-operation claims they are comfortable and taken care of 

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it