ARTICLES RELATING TO ERNST ROETS

Serjeant at the Bar: High Court judgment not the end of Ernst Roets' problems

2019-09-18 10:37

To a lay reader Judge Lamont's judgment in the Ernst Roets case may appear to be a move to duck a controversial question. However, the relief sought by the NMF was misconceived and the court's approach therefore correct, writes Serjeant at the Bar.

AfriForum's Roets set to learn his fate on apartheid flag tweet

2019-09-17 05:42

AfriForum's deputy CEO Ernst Roets will learn his fate when the Equality Court delivers judgment in an urgent application that he be found in contempt of court for tweeting a picture of the apartheid flag, hours after its display was banned.

Ernst Roets has insulted court's dignity by tweeting apartheid flag - Nelson Mandela Foundation

2019-09-04 14:56

AfriForum deputy CEO Ernst Roets has disrespected and insulted the dignity of the courts and should be found in contempt, the Nelson Mandela Foundation has argued in the Equality Court.

Apartheid flag: AfriForum to oppose Mandela Foundation's 'contempt of court' application

2019-08-27 15:51

AfriForum deputy CEO Ernst Roets intends to oppose the Nelson Mandela Foundation's application to have him held in contempt of court.

'Did I just commit hate speech?' - AfriForum's Ernst Roets causes anger with his apartheid flag tweet

2019-08-22 16:36

Just hours after a scathing judgment banning the gratuitous display of the old apartheid flag, AfriForum's deputy CEO Ernst Roets took to Twitter to post a picture of the flag, asking: "Did I just commit hate speech?"

AfriForum takes on MTN over stance on apartheid denialist Steve Hofmeyr

2019-03-19 20:16

AfriForum has declared a dispute and launched a public campaign against MTN over its alleged "racist action" after the company pulled out of Afrikaans is Groot due to Steve Hofmeyr’s involvement in the show.

Don't equate arsonists with the fire brigade

2018-09-18 12:12

Mentioning AfriForum and the EFF in the same breath is like equating the fire fighters to the arsonists, writes Flip Buys.

The spectacular unraveling of AfriForum

2018-09-07 11:41

On Thursday Ernst Roets, deputy CEO of AfriForum, willfully and purposefully led the Afrikaner rights organisation, its members and supporters into the wilderness, writes Pieter du Toit.

Police and AgriSA wrong about decline in farm murders - AfriForum

2018-06-28 17:04

While the police and agricultural body AgriSA have found that farm murders have decreased to their lowest level in 20 years, lobby group AfriForum's deputy CEO Ernst Roets maintains that there has been a significant increase this year.

Land: AfriForum considers legal action against Parliament's process to amend Constitution

2018-06-10 14:07

Lobby group AfriForum is considering taking legal action regarding the expropriation of land without compensation, the organisation said in a statement on Sunday.

 

Apartheid flag: Nelson Mandela Foundation appeal Roets flag ruling

2019-09-17 19:19

The Nelson Mandela Foundation has filed an application to appeal the Equality Court ruling in favour of AfriForum's Ernst Roets and his display of the old South African flag.

'Here's a tiny little flag. Is that hate speech?' - lawyer argues on behalf of AfriForum's Ernst Roets

2019-09-04 16:25

The Equality Court must accept AfriForum deputy CEO Ernst Roets' version stating why he tweeted a picture of the apartheid flag - after a court ruling banning its gratuitous display, his lawyer has argued.

'Contempt of court' flag case against AfriForum set for Tuesday

2019-09-02 22:06

AfriForum will be defending itself in a contempt of court application after its deputy CEO Ernst Roets tweeted a picture of the old South African flag hours after an Equality Court ruling.

Nelson Mandela Foundation to take AfriForum's Ernst Roets to court over apartheid flag tweet

2019-08-23 11:10

The Nelson Mandela Foundation says it will file an urgent application in the High Court to declare that Ernst Roets, Afriforum's deputy chief, is in contempt of court for a tweet using the old apartheid flag.

Verwoerd, apartheid and race: How AfriForum's lineage shaped its ideas

2019-03-26 05:00

AfriForum has emerged as the unapologetic emissary of a new form of Afrikaner nationalism. Not surprising if you know where their roots lie, writes Pieter du Toit.

South Africa's white right, the Alt-Right and the alternative

2018-10-05 08:15

AfriForum is usually ignored outside of Afrikaner ranks. But it attracted the ire of South Africans when two of its leaders, CEO Kallie Kriel and his deputy Ernst Roets, undertook a mission to the US in May, writes Christi van der Westhuizen.

'AfriForum is taking us to the edge of the abyss'

2018-09-12 09:44

It is not the ANC or EFF that is bringing this country to the edge of the abyss, it is organisations such as AfriForum, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Our lobbying 'has certainly had an impact' - AfriForum on Trump's land expropriation comments

2018-08-23 09:33

Lobby group AfriForum has claimed its work in the United States led to President Donald Trump's tweet on land expropriation and murders on farms.

The Land: South Africa Speaks - SA's first people want their land back

2018-06-26 15:49

"It is not important for us to change the Constitution, it is important for us that the Constitution's principles are implemented," a community member, who participated in the Constitutional Review Committee's first public hearing in Concordia in the Northern Cape, has said.

The problem AfriForum is causing the DA

2018-05-15 07:07

When Ernst Roets described land expropriation without compensation as "racist theft" while SA is trying to find urgent solutions for the land question, he crossed a line, writes Max du Preez.

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