'Gay is not ok' case: ConCourt must step in to provide clarity on hate speech, says legal expert

2019-12-02 22:23

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.

Sanef will not appeal Equality Court judgment in hate speech case against EFF

2019-11-06 14:35

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.

Malema's 'dog of white monopoly capital' comments against Gordhan not hate speech - Equality Court

2019-10-31 10:14

Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan approached the Equality Court after EFF leader Julius Malema criticised him in 2018.

Malema's comments on Gordhan meet requirements of hate speech, Equality Court hears

2019-10-24 13:47

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.

MyNews24 | Freedom speech vs hate speech: Does the 'anti-Christian' matric artwork cross the line?

2019-10-23 13:06

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.

Mootheram in court

2019-10-08 15:00

Pietermaritzburg magistrate Divesh Mootheram on Monday pleaded not guilty in the Pietermaritzburg regional court to a charge of crimen injuria.

OPINION: On Malema, free speech and going against the grain of our cultural biographies

2019-09-17 05:00

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.

'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.

Hate speech case: Freedom of expression matters most in cases that provoke controversy, ConCourt hears

2019-08-27 19:17

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".

Pieter du Toit: The old flag and the unbearable whiteness of being AfriForum

2019-08-22 14:28

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.


'Gay is not ok' columnist off the hook as SCA orders rewrite of 'vague' hate speech definition

2019-12-01 11:58

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.

Pravin Gordhan won't be intimidated, says his lawyers after Equality Court loss to EFF

2019-10-31 18:16

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.

Judgment day: EFF's Malema to hear whether calling Gordhan 'a dog of white monopoly capital' amounts to hate speech

2019-10-31 08:01

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.

Letter from former Grantleigh pupil on 'demonic' art: Stop with the witch-hunt!

2019-10-24 10:31

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.

‘I believe I was insulted', says chief magistrate

2019-10-09 16:07

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.

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.

'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.

Kallie Kriel: Banning in the name of Mandela

2019-08-29 05:00

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.

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.

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.

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