hate speech

 
Press ombud hate speech ruling on HuffPost SA set aside
Press ombud hate speech ruling on HuffPost SA set aside
The Press Council of South Africa has set aside a hate speech ruling made by press ombudsman Johan Retief on a blog post published by the Huffington Post SA, which called for white men to be disenfranchised....
HuffPost blog prejudicial, not hate advocacy
HuffPost blog prejudicial, not hate advocacy
MEDIAThe press ombud’s ruling against Huffington Post SA highlights the confusion of South Africa’s laws on offensive speech. Ominously,...
Editorial: No room for hate
Editorial: No room for hate
Many years since he wrote the offending words, Jon Qwelane finally faces a court judgment over his notorious “gay is not okay” column. Qwelane...
​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...
Oliphant in the room: How is she different to Penny Sparrow?
Oliphant in the room: How is she different to Penny Sparrow?
So it would appear that your mother is “a whore of the town” if you said that Minister of Social Development Bathabile Dlamini is a drunkard...
Ridicule is costly: Red lights flash for Zapiro if the hate speech Bill passes muster
Ridicule is costly: Red lights flash for Zapiro if the hate speech Bill passes muster
Although a Bill dealing with hate crimes should be welcomed, one that includes a section criminalising hate speech should be viewed with suspicion...
Hate speech is not a hate crime
Hate speech is not a hate crime
Activists have voiced concerns over the chilling effect the inclusion of hate speech provisions in the Hate Crimes Bill could have on freedom of...
Malawi government says 'kill the gays’ pastor 'will not be received' in the country
Malawi government says 'kill the gays’ pastor 'will not be received' in the country
Malison Ndau, Malawi's government spokesperson, has said that 'pastor of hate', Steven Anderson setting up a church in the country "would not augur...
Pass Pastor Steven Anderson ... then the sick bag
Pass Pastor Steven Anderson ... then the sick bag
Did you hear the one about the fire alarm salesperson who became an enemy of the South African state? I’m referring to the decision of home...
Legal rep: Postponement of Jon Qwelane's hate speech case is a 'travesty of justice'
Legal rep: Postponement of Jon Qwelane's hate speech case is a 'travesty of justice'
The High Court case in which Jon Qwelane is seeking to have sections of the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act (Pepuda) which govern hate speech and harassment ruled inconsistent with the Constitution, has been postponed....
​Free expression or hate speech, and what it means for the Jon Qwelanes
​Free expression or hate speech, and what it means for the Jon Qwelanes
It has been eight years but former newspaper columnist Jon Qwelane’s controversial battle for freedom of speech couldn’t have come at a better...

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