Veiled threats against free speech are an attack on democracy

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Riaan Salie. Picture: Supplied
Riaan Salie. Picture: Supplied


Professor Glenda Gray said in an interview with News24 on May 22 that: “It is almost as if someone is sucking regulations out of their thumb and implementing rubbish.”

Her comments sparked a nationwide debate on freedom of speech, particularly academic freedom.

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