'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.

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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Parties call for tough action against ANC MP Mkongi

2016-01-18 11:13

Political parties are calling for tough action against ANC MP Bongani Mkongi, after he called for party members to burn down a Cape Town apartment block on which a "Zuma Must Fall" banner had been hung.

The racism vaccination

2016-01-12 12:00

Your children and the war against racism.

Sanef urges ANC to rise above 'pantypreneur' tweet

2016-01-08 10:25

The SA National Editors’ Forum has urged the ANC to rise above the tweet that journalist Carien du Plessis sent about "pantypreneurs and tenderpreneurs" at the party’s 104th anniversary celebration.

Court stops man from sending anti-Semitic emails

2015-12-15 15:55

The Equality Court on Tuesday interdicted a Durban man from disseminating anti-Semitic emails.

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.


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.

Sara Gon: When all else fails, legislate.

2016-01-18 15:15

All South Africans are being economically impoverished by poor leadership but no amount of anti-racism mobilisation will save the ANC from itself, says an analyst.

De Klerk a charlatan and disappointment - Sanco

2016-01-16 22:34

The claims by the FW De Klerk Foundation that statements on social media by black South Africans are more violent and racist reveal that the former president did not deserve the Nobel Peace Prize, the SA National Civic Organisation says.

Khumalo suspended with full pay

2016-01-08 14:17

Government employee Velaphi Khumalo has been suspended with full pay over an offensive Facebook post, the Gauteng Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation Department says.

Twitter acts to curb 'abusive', 'hateful' content

2015-12-30 07:59

The social network wants to take new steps to stem "abusive behaviour and hateful conduct" on the global messaging platform.

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.

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