It's evident authorities released the accused before he should've been and once released, lost track of him, writes Mandy Wiener.
The apology was a setback for both freedom of expression and for freedom of thought. The message that we need to all think alike that we are unable to tolerate an alternative view is dangerous and frightening, writes Howard Feldman.
The KwaZulu-Natal Grantleigh Curro pupil who produced the artwork that a pastor considered to be "demonic" has explained that his pieces are not satanic, but a critique of the "commercialisation of contemporary organised religion".
The Freedom Front Plus wants to know why Jesus can be depicted as a clown in a school art project, which has upset some Christians, when the display of the old South African flag has been banned due to "sensitivity".
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.
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.
Given that Sanef and the journalists who brought the case against the EFF are active commentating participants in day-to-day politics, do they expect to be immune from blow-back, asks Helen Zille.
The question of pluralism in journalism should not be ignored just because it's raised in a manner we don't agree with. When accused of being too narrowminded in its reporting and commentary, a newsroom should self-reflect, writes Austil Mathebula.
The limitation on freedom of expression in the new 'Hate Speech Bill' is an unreasonably broad limitation, which cannot be justified, writes Christine Botha.
The media must be courageous and free to expose and hold all power to account, including private sector corruption, fronting, tax evasion, the destruction of the African environment, says Mogoeng Mogoeng.
For as long as there has been news, there have been attacks on the media, but personal attacks against journalists are a violation of the right of the public to be informed, writes Alet Janse van Rensburg.
A landmark Supreme Court of Appeal judgment, which found that the current definition of hate speech is unconstitutional and invalid, is a positive step forward for democracy, former ambassador, journalist and activist Jon Qwelane’s legal team says.
The artwork can be interpreted as exceptionally offensive to Christian people, and Christians should express their disdain for it, but it is important to allow for such criticisms and discussions to take place in our constitutional democracy.
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.
If we want to travel the great emotional, cultural, racial and political distance that have separated us for centuries, we'll have to learn to speak to one another in a more sophisticated and humane manner, writes Chris Jones.
The invocation of freedom of speech to justify any and every form of expression on social media simply cannot be justified unless we have no interest in the preservation of democracy, writes Serjeant at the Bar.
SANDF Major Fatima Isaacs has been formally charged for refusing to remove her headscarf, but her lawyers are not ruling out the possibility of an amicable resolution if the defence ministry intervenes.
Afrikaans culture is wonderful and rich and deserves so much more than to be represented by an anachronistic icon of a hateful past, writes Howard Feldman.
Vodacom may have lost its marbles - and she may have too, says Ferial Haffajee.
The ANC and the ANC Women's League have criticised an artwork that depicts presidential hopeful Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma engaged in sexual activity, as President Jacob Zuma stands with his genitals exposed.
As a dark cloud of intolerance, violence and corruption looms over South Africa, Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng is among the rare glimmers of hope, writes Anneke Scheepers.
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