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The Facebook group taking on South Africa’s white right

Online battle over the ‘white genocide’ narrative on social media has dangerous real-world consequences

Take a long, hard look in the mirror

Social media has made us obsess about the behaviour of others and ignore our own

Editorial: Don’t turn a blind eye to the right

'South Africa seems to be experiencing a similar upsurge, except that the white right-wing never actually went away'

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

Editing Steve: The limits of free expression

'Over the years Steve Hofmeyr has reinvented himself from the poor man’s Brad Pitt to a singer to a political public commentator'

EDITORIAL: Hofmeyr? Seriously?

Hofmeyr isn’t capable of singing a new song; he just recycles his old hits, which are just some old folk songs from a rather nasty tradition.

Krog, Pauw speak out on newspaper’s decision to publish Hofmeyr’s views

The weekly Afrikaans paper was challenged on social media after it published an opinion piece by right-wing popstar Steve Hofmeyr.

Bigotry seldom announces itself 

Most bigotry is implicit in our attitudes and actions. Bigotry does not routinely announce itself like a giant pimple on a teenager’s face.

What’s the good news? Fake news and acts of kindness

Watch out for the potholes in the road ahead and never, ever spell-shame on Twitter.

Steve Hofmeyr blames statue defacement on illiteracy

The controversial Afrikaans singer said illiteracy "has everything to do with" the defacement of historical statues.

Pick n Pay, Landrover pull out of Afrikaans is Groot concerts

Pick n Pay and Jaguar Land Rover SA have decided not to renew their sponsorship of the Afrikaans is Groot concerts, Beeld newspaper reported.

Steve Hofmeyr plays at Orania at last

Johnny Masilela entered Afrikanerdom's last laager and discovered a human side to the rabble-rouser during the Orania leg of his Toeka tour.

Court: Steve Hofmeyr’s order seeks to ‘advance’ racist views – dismisses case

Steve Hofmeyr’s attempt to have his interim protection order against Conrad Koch made permanent was dismissed with costs in court on Thursday.

Chester Missing’s #PuppetCase abuzz on social media

Social media was astir with the trial of puppet Chester Missing on Thursday. The #PuppetCase/ #PuppetTrial saw Steve Hofmeyr lose his bid to gag him.

Hofmeyr: Blacks were ‘not offended’ by apartheid tweet, court hears

Steve Hofmeyr's defence argued that not only was the singer defamed by comedian Conrad Koch, but that blacks were not offended by his tweet.

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