Freedom Of Expression

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.

Latest

Court date finally set for death in detention Haffejee inquest

Another apartheid era death will be investigated after NPA pressured to finally act

State capture commission granted a 13-month extension

Judge Wendy Hughes says this is the final extension because finality is "owed to the nation"

eThekwini commuters pay for council’s contracts

Perhaps a commission of inquiry can shine the spotlight on public transport in Durban, where bus and taxi passengers have to contend with fare increases and disrupted services

Press Releases

Achieving the litmus test of social relevance

The HSS Awards honours scholarly works based on their social relevance and contribution to the humanities and social sciences

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