ARTICLES RELATING TO JON QWELANE

OPINION: Hate speech cannot be disentangled from its violent consequences

2019-08-22 10:32

Propagating speech that wounds, that fuels and legitimises bigotry, and that labels certain people unworthy of the protection of the law, should face legal sanction, writes Melanie Judge.

SAHRC welcomes guilty verdict against Jon Qwelane

2017-08-18 17:19

The hate speech verdict against "gay is not okay" columnist Jon Qwelane will ensure that freedom of expression is not used as a veil for hate speech, the SA Human Rights Commission has said.

Qwelane has no respect for Constitution, court hears

2017-03-14 22:44

The promotion of hate speech was evident in South Africa's former ambassador to Uganda Jon Qwelane's 2008 column, the High Court in Johannesburg has heard.

Most South Africans are generally homophobic - witness in hate speech case

2017-03-08 16:21

Poor blacks in townships are, in general, homophobic, Sunday Sun deputy editor Ben Viljoen told the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

Lesbians threatened with being 'f**ked so hard they will turn straight', court hears in Qwelane case

2017-03-07 14:31

The executive director of People Against Women Abuse (POWA) has told the High Court in Johannesburg that the 2008 article by South Africa’s former ambassador to Uganda, Jon Qwelane, was discriminating and offensive to the gay and lesbian community.

Qwelane did not incite harm or violence against gay people - lawyer

2017-03-06 20:35

There is nothing in the 2008 Sunday Sun column by Jon Qwelane that incited violence or harm against members of the gay and lesbian community, his lawyer has argued in court.

 

SA's Qwelane 'directly contributed' to Uganda’s anti-gay laws, university says

2017-08-22 19:47

Former Ugandan ambassador Jon Qwelane "directly contributed" to the formulation of anti-homosexuality laws in Uganda, the University of Pretoria’s Centre for Human Rights alleges.

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.

'Qwelane not aware of headline, cartoon' - witness in hate speech case

2017-03-08 17:21

South Africa's former ambassador to Uganda Jon Qwelane was not aware of the cartoon and the headline which accompanied his homophobic column, the Sunday Sun’s deputy editor has testified.

Qwelane's column showed hate - witness

2017-03-07 17:57

She has been assaulted with bottles, stones and sticks because she is a lesbian, a woman has told the High Court in Johannesburg during the hate speech case against Jon Qwelane.

'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.

Qwelane column led to most complaints to SAHRC ever, court hears

2017-03-06 15:50

The contents of the 2008 Sunday Sun column by Jon Qwelane were harmful and hurtful towards the gay and lesbian community, the Johannesburg High Court has heard.

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