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Cartoon: Carlos on Xi Jinping’s cures

In his medicine cabinet, there’s always a remedy for all that ails the Chinese president

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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