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Censorship, surveillance could be the biggest rights challenges post Covid-19

The impacts of these infringements could last well beyond the life of the Covid-19 pandemic

New digital regulations mean the state can track you — no questions asked

The provisions have been introduced to contain the spread of Covid-19, but some may infringe on certain constitutional rights

EFF tackles apartheid legislation

While the ANC in Parliament found itself defending the presence of FW de Klerk at the State of the Nation address last week, the government was also — in court this time — defending an apartheid-era law

African leaders use anti-terror laws to silence journalists

Reporters in Eswatini, Egypt, Nigeria, Uganda, Ethiopia and Cameroon have been arrested

How Uganda is using old and new laws to block activists on social media

There is a strong framework of international laws and conventions that defend free speech, but Uganda continues to limit freedom of expression

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

All are one at Ubuntu.Lab

Through guided conversations at Ubuntu.Lab, people can take off their masks in a safe and sacred space

Free speech is costly

​Freedom of expression is one of the cornerstones of our nascent constitutional democracy, and it is unquestionably a principle worth defending

Botswana Gazette journalists arrested over story

Staff of the Botswana Gazette are being held for questioning about a story the newspaper published exposing an alleged illegal oil deal.

Violent intimidation of writers must not be tolerated

The savage attack on Zainub Dala shows the terror of the freedom to use words, and the desire to obliterate them.

MJC: Freedom of speech should not lead to hate speech

South Africa's Muslim Judicial Council said they condemn the attacks carried out in France, but there are limits to freedom of expression.

I am Charlie Hebdo, just like I am everyone

If we are all Charlie Hebdo because we do not stand for media that is oppressed, then we must all be oppressed as a result, writes Haji Mohamed Dawjee

Artists in firing line as they test the limits of freedom of expression

The African Creative Economy Conference that takes place in Morocco this week will shine a spotlight on the role of artists as agents of change.

Rap song could test SA’s hate speech laws

Freedom of expression versus hate speech or advocacy to incite violence is once again in the news, thanks to a song penned by rap group Dookoom.

Dookoom’s video: Is censorship unconstitutional?

Controversial rap group Dookoom’s provocative words have reignited the debate about whether any potential censorship would be unconstitutional.

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Special Investigating Unit probes Covid-19 tenderpreneurs

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Press Releases

WiMSA shines a light on the future of women in mining

Men in mining must begin to take it upon themselves to support the development of women in the industry

Department of Public Works and Infrastructure reveals second gender-based violence advocacy artwork

The men and boys of South Africa are important role players in this mission to ensure that women are respected, protected and treated equally

Empowering the voice of women in leadership to enable full participation in their roles in leadership and decision making

Sibanye-Stillwater has 13% female representation in its workforce and is actively working to achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Surviving the tobacco ban

Nicotine is given as the ‘likely’ reason for lower Covid-19 infection rates but authorities still stress the health risk of smoking

Smokers hold thumbs for cigarette ban to be lifted

SATTA is worried about the impact of the ban on its own members activities and how the ban is helping black marketeers to make millions of rands illegally

Covid-19: Outlook on the economy, politics and labour

Old Mutual had experts unpack the effects of the pandemic and provide practical tips on how to deal with the financial impact of job losses and salary cuts

Opt-in to Popia

All business owners should take note: there is a lot of work ahead to ensure compliance with the POPI Act that has just come into effect

Capital Legacy talks life

The Covid-19 pandemic is revealing how few people actually sort their affairs to the benefit of their loved ones they leave behind when they pass on

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