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.

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.


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.

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.

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