Is it free speech or hate speech?

2015-11-19 15:16

Free expression and debate ensure that discriminatory ideologies make their way into the public discourse so that the truth about them is exposed

Rise in hate speech a sign of the times

2015-11-11 18:04

More complaints of hate speech have been submitted to the Equality Court partly due to increasing tensions between rich and poor, white and black, the haves and the have-nots.

'Coconut' DA leader behaves like born-again Christian - opposition

2015-07-29 21:33

A DA councillor has been called a “coconut” and accused of "behaving like a born-again Christian" when he questioned the multi-million rand budget set aside for a women's month cultural event

Xenophobic content to be taken offline

2015-04-29 17:17

Local internet content that is deemed racist or xenophobic is planned to be taken offline as part of a call by the Ministry of Telecommunications and Postal Services.

Sunette Bridges reaches agreement in Equality Court

2015-04-01 11:25

Afrikaans singer Sunette Bridges will monitor and remove racist comments posted on her Facebook pages as part of an agreement reached in the Equality Court in Cape Town this week.

AS IT HAPPENED - Sunette Bridges: I don't know what it means to be racist

2015-01-20 09:25

Get all the highlights from the hate speech case against Afrikaans singer Sunette Bridges in the Equality Court in Cape Town.

ANC distances itself from 'kill Jews' tweet

2014-07-29 10:35

The ANC has distanced itself from a Twitter account apparently representing the ANC Youth League, which called for the killing of Jews.

Psychology Society enters Qwelane case

2013-10-30 07:53

The Psychological Society of SA has filed papers in the South Gauteng High Court to be admitted as a friend of the court in the hate speech case against Jon Qwelane.

Qwelane back in court for hate speech

2013-08-28 09:02

The directions hearing in the hate speech case instituted by the SA Human Rights Commission against Jon Qwelane is expected to take place in the South Gauteng High Court.

Group presses Twitter on 'hate speech'

2013-05-08 22:28

A Nazi-hunting group has urged Twitter and other social media to step up efforts to remove online "hate speech," citing a surge in incitement to attacks like the recent Boston bombings.


Mfeka still tweets hate

2015-11-12 12:03

Not even a court interdict has ­silenced Mazibuye African Forum leader Phumlani Mfeka.

Hate speech stopped

2015-11-04 10:02

A judge has confirmed an interdict stopping a member of the Mazibuye African Forum from spreading hate speech and inciting violence, particularly against the Indian community in KwaZulu-Natal.

SAJBD to pursue hate speech case against Wits ex-SRC head

2015-07-15 18:03

The SA Jewish Board of Deputies said it would continue to pursue criminal charges against former Wits SRC president for his Hitler remarks.

Hate speech complaint laid against Zuma's son

2015-04-02 13:01

The SA Human Rights Commission has received a complaint of hate speech against President Jacob Zuma’s son, Edward, after he said foreigners should leave the country.

SAHRC: We’re open to resolving Bridges case

2015-01-20 15:57

The South African Human Rights Commission says it is open to resolving a hate speech case against Afrikaans songstress Sunette Bridges before the matter is heard in the Western Cape Equality Court on 20 April.

Independent sets up panel to probe hate speech

2014-09-05 07:33

Independent Media says it is planning to set up an advisory panel to investigate public hate speech on its websites.

Concern over anti-Jewish hate crimes

2014-05-27 12:42

The growth of anti-Jewish hate crimes in Europe is a concern for local Jewish authorities, the SA Zionist Federation says.

Qwelane to challenge equality legislation

2013-08-28 14:40

SA ambassador to Uganda Jon Qwelane is to launch a constitutional challenge against certain provisions of the country's equality legislation, in response to the hate speech case against him.

Facebook struggles with hate speech

2013-05-29 22:41

Facebook says its systems to remove hate speech haven't worked as well as the company had hoped, amid reports that advertisers are pulling their brands off the social network.

Man to clean Westdene graves after insult

2013-03-13 14:50

The man who announced on Facebook that he would host a party to celebrate the anniversary of the Westdene dam disaster will clean the victims' graves.

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