For FW de Klerk reconciliation was never about moral intention, but always about political strategy, writes Antjie Krog.
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It is important for the Constitutional Court to give a proper interpretation of the law arising from the case of former diplomat Jon Qwelane's opinion on same-sex marriage, a legal expert has said.
The SA National Editors' Forum will not appeal the Equality Court judgment in its case against the EFF and its leader Julius Malema, but will use interdicts and criminal recourse to protect journalists.
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan approached the Equality Court after EFF leader Julius Malema criticised him in 2018.
EFF leader Julius Malema's scathing attack on Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan meets the relevant requirements - under the Equality Act - that constitute hate speech, the Equality Court has heard.
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.
Pietermaritzburg magistrate Divesh Mootheram on Monday pleaded not guilty in the Pietermaritzburg regional court to a charge of crimen injuria.
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.
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.
Advocate Gilbert Marcus SC, on behalf of Media Monitoring Africa, has submitted to the Constitutional Court that freedom of expression matters the most "in cases that provoke controversy".
The old flag was the product of attempts to unify white South Africa, to the exclusion of black South Africans, something which Roets and AfriForum have difficulty understanding, never mind admit, writes Pieter du Toit.
The Supreme Court of Appeal has found the current definition of hate speech to be unconstitutional after it ruled that former diplomat Jon Qwelane's opinion on same-sex marriage was hurtful, but did not amount to hate speech under the current definition.
Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan's legal team say they will continue to advise their client after he lost his hate speech case against EFF leader Julius Malema in the Equality Court.
EFF leader Julius Malema will learn whether his comment about Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan being a "dog of white monopoly capital" amounted to hate speech.
Stop placing a target on the student's back and open your minds. Be willing to engage in these difficult conversations and don't interact with the world around us on such a superficial level, writes former Grantleigh student Kate Solomon.
Pietermaritzburg’s chief magistrate has testified that she believes that her colleague Divesh Mootheram spoke about her in an insulting way despite not hearing the actual words from him.
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.
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.
People who are satisfied with the banning of the old flag should realise what the consequences may be in future if someone feels offended by something else that is important to them, writes Kallie Kriel.
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.
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.
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