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Jon Qwelane found guilty of hate speech

2017-08-18 12:44

Former ambassador to Uganda Jon Qwelane has been found guilty of hate speech, and ordered to offer an unconditional apology to the LGBT community within 30 days.

'White men have power in SA' - HuffPost SA appeal hears

2017-07-31 13:11

Former HuffPost SA editor Verashni Pillay is arguing whether white men could be singled out for different treatment in an effort to overturn a hate speech conviction.

Ruling expected on Masuku hate speech charge

2017-06-29 05:02

The High Court in Johannesburg is set to rule in the hate speech case against the Congress of South African Trade Unions' Bongani Masuku.

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.

 

Edward Zuma apologises to ANC for his public attack on Gordhan, Hanekom

2017-08-03 13:27

President Jacob Zuma’s son Edward has apologised for publishing an open letter attacking ANC NEC members Derek Hanekom and Pravin Gordhan, the ANC in KwaZulu-Natal says.

Bongani Masuku guilty of hate speech, must apologise to SA Jewish Board of Deputies

2017-06-29 14:15

The Equality Court sitting in the High Court has ordered the Cosatu's Bongani Masuku to make "unconditional apology" to the South African Jewish Board of Deputies.

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.

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