Hate 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

Chinese South Africans fight hate speech

Despite having come to the country 300 years ago, hateful comments were made online

SA has a legacy of trauma

Transforming the symbols of apartheid violence is not the endpoint of addressing our heritage

Old flag debate is a symptom of a deeper malaise

Preserving a symbol of apartheid on the basis of ‘historical’ grounds is lazy — and violent

AfriForum, Ernst Roets facing contempt of court proceeding over apartheid flag tweet

The Nelson Mandela Foundation says the group and its deputy CEO openly mocked the order of the Equality Court

Cloudflare ends services for ‘lawless’ 8chan after El Paso massacre

In a blog post announcing the move, Cloudflare CEO Matthew Prince described the no-censorship site as "a cesspool of hate."

YouTube needs ‘new set of rules and laws’ — executive

Rising public pressure on YouTube and other social media platforms has prodded them to try and limit the negative aspects

Flag case will set precedent

In court, everyone agreed that the apartheid flag is a symbol of racism. But the two sides could not agree on how it plays into the Equality Act

Sanef heads to Equality Court to protect journalists, EFF to oppose bid

The South African National Editors’ Forum wants an end to the harassment and abuse of journalists and an apology from Malema and the EFF

Vicki Momberg case postponed until next year

The case was postponed to February 20 2019, pending the outcome of the appeal of her prison sentence and conviction

Go to the root to eradicate racism

Jail and laws against hate crimes and speech alone cannot rid South Africa of this prejudice

Counter rise of violent rhetoric in SA

Recent examples from Africa alone show that the country is entering extremely dangerous territory

Latest

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

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