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The FNB Advert: what is the brouhahaha about?

25 January 2013, 09:45
The best way to advertise is to get controversial and that is what the FNB did in its advertisement that has the ANC in a venomous mood.

As a constitutionally trained lawyer, the last time I checked  the evolution of the freedom of expression jurisprudence, there is no age restriction on who may exercise that right which is vital for the free flow and exchange of opinions and ideas,providing they do not impact on the right to human dignity and the right of the target to reply or respond.

That is what the search for truth  and free flow of information is about, making us citizens an informed society. So instead of griping to the Advertising Standards Authority, the ANC should respond to the serious issues that are raised in the advert.

Saber Ahmed Jazbhay@jazlaw24
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