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Sticks and stones: Qwelane and the violence of words

Constitutional Court justice says homophobic article did not ignite fire of hate against the LGBTI community but added fuel to it

The Qwelane case: When human rights meet human rights

The Jon Qwelane case brings into focus the tension between hate speech and freedom of expression

Hate speech and LGBTI rights: perspectives from the Jon Qwelane case

South Africa has an obligation to prohibit hate speech under international law, including against LGBTI persons. But now the Constitutional Court has to decide whether the hate speech provision is constitutional

Every person’s silence against violence gives perpetrators licence to kill

Ongoing hate speech, whether in person, among people or on social media, that is directed at vulnerable groups can lead to violence and death

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

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