ARTICLES RELATING TO HATE SPEECH

Mayor: 'Heroes' died protecting women from anti-Muslim rant

2017-05-28 11:22

Police say they'll examine what appears to be the extremist ideology of an Oregon man accused of fatally stabbing two men who intervened when the suspect yelled racial slurs at two young women who appeared to be Muslim on a Portland light-rail train.

Denmark bans 6 hate preachers, including 5 Muslims

2017-05-02 14:51

Denmark has published a blacklist of six foreign preachers accused of spreading hatred, including five Muslims and an American Evangelical pastor, banning them for at least two years.

Rescuing the 'hate speech bill'

2017-03-07 08:19

The proposed hate speech bill's intention to criminalise hate speech fails constitutional muster. But the bill shouldn't be thrown out with the proverbial bathwater, writes Phephelaphi Dube.

South Africans have double standards when it comes to racism - AfriForum

2017-02-16 18:11

Lobby group AfriForum believes South Africans have double standards when it comes to the way they react to racist and hateful comments on social media.

Chinese association lays charges over xenophobic Facebook comments

2017-02-07 15:26

Members of The Chinese Association in Gauteng have laid charges against people making xenophobic and racist remarks about Chinese people on social media.

Anthea Jeffery: The ‘Hate’ Bill – Unnecessary, unconstitutional and likely to be deeply damaging

2017-01-31 12:38

Provisions in the Hate bill will lend credence to ANC assertions that white racism is the key reason for persistent poverty rather than more salient factors, says an analyst.

Inside Labour: Why freedom of expression should be a priority

2016-12-09 05:01

Punitive laws just intimidate and drive obnoxious notions underground where they can fester and multiply in secret, says Terry Bell.

Hate speech raises its ugly voice as Kenya drifts into election mode

2016-06-22 16:07

The history of hate speech and incitement to violence in Kenya is a long, widespread and unhappy one with the phenomenon rearing its ugly head once again in the lead-up to elections.

Penny Sparrow in hiding amid hate speech case

2016-03-18 13:38

Penny Sparrow, who described black beachgoers as "monkeys" in a Facebook post, has gone into hiding.

'Kill all whites' T-shirt culprit identified - UCT

2016-02-12 11:55

The person who wore a "Kill all whites" T-shirt at the University of Cape Town has been identified and all relevant evidence gathered, the university's executive director says.

 

Xenophobia, hate speech thrive unchecked in online games

2017-05-11 10:36

Spend enough time hunting terrorists in online games and you’re bound to come across players hurling xenophobic and racist taunts at each other.

Charge man who claims to use 'gun to rob and kill Indians and whites'

2017-03-11 20:56

Civic activist Yusuf Abramjee has called on authorities to lay criminal charges against a man who took to Facebook to boast that he uses his guns to rob and kill Indians and white people.

'Gay is not okay' case to continue

2017-03-07 05:30

The homophobic hate speech case against South Africa’s former ambassador to Uganda, Jon Qwelane, is expected to continue in the High Court in Johannesburg.

ANC charges DA leader

2017-02-09 09:31

The ANC in the province yesterday laid charges of crimen injuria against DA provincial deputy leader Mergan Chetty.

Brilliant: The Hate Speech Bill explained in cartoons. Preventing crimes against #1.

2017-01-31 20:03

Public comments on the proposed Hate bill close on Wednesday and ahead of this, a cartoonist a put together his interpretation of the new law in a string of cartoons.

'Am I famous yet?' - asks Langebaan man who called for mosque to 'burn'

2017-01-03 13:43

From asking if he had achieved fame for a post apparently calling for a mosque to be burnt down, to then apologising, and later condemning his detractors as racist, a Langebaan man has reached infamy on social media.

Ed Herbst: SA’s Hate Speech Bill – how it fits into the Enver Daniels lunacy legacy

2016-11-01 19:48

The Hate Speech Bill, the latest "legal lunacy" from the office of chief state legal adviser Enver Daniels, is already drawing vehement criticism, says an analyst.

Tech giants vow to tackle online hate speech within 24 hours

2016-05-31 17:39

Facebook, Twitter, Google and Microsoft have pledged to tackle online hate speech in less than 24 hours to combat the use of social media by terrorists.

Kenyan TV producer sued over 500 'abusive' text messages

2016-02-24 13:17

A television producer based in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi has been sued for sending over 500 "abusive" text messages to her ex-lover's wife, a report says.

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Last blackface "should have been a wake-up"

Mienke Steytler of the South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) says a 2014 incident of blackface at Stellenbosch University "should have been a wake-up call" on racial sensitivity. She likened incidents of blackface to hate speech on a wall at Wits University.

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