It seems most South Africans are in support of a decision to officially declare the gratuitous display of the old South African flag as hate speech, harassment and unfair discrimination. On Wednesday, the Equality Court in Johannesburg ruled that the public display of the apartheid flag is now illegal and[…]
The Nelson Mandela Foundation and AfriForum will head to the Equality Court on Monday and Tuesday to argue for and against whether the display of the old South African flag constitutes hate speech. In February last year, the foundation announced that it had made an application to the Equality Court[…]
A Pinetown man has claimed that conspirators had snuck into his garden and climbed a tree to erect an Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) flag. It has since been taken down. Julian Eric Moore told News24 that he had played no part in erecting the flag after pictures[…]
The raising of the Palestinian flag, a symbol of identity for its people, at the headquarters of the United Nations is a historic gesture that will bring pride to the broader Palestinian population across the world, according to the state’s new South African ambassador. The flag was raised high at[…]
The Palestinians will raise their flag at the United Nations on Wednesday in what president Mahmoud Abbas calls a beacon of hope at a time of growing despair of achieving an independent state. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Abbas will preside over the 15-minute ceremony in the rose garden, to[…]
The United Nations General Assembly voted late Thursday in favor of raising the Palestinian flag at its headquarters in New York by an overwhelming majority, in a symbolic diplomatic victory in the PLO’s campaign for statehood. A resolution was adopted by member states with 119 in favor, eight voting against[…]
The UN is expected to allow the Palestinians to raise their flag at its headquarters in New York in a symbolic move highlighting Palestinian aspirations for statehood. The General Assembly will vote on Thursday on a draft resolution that diplomats say is almost certain to garner a majority in the[…]
A draft resolution on raising the Palestinian flag at the United Nations will likely be adopted next week in time for President Mahmoud Abbas’ visit to New York, the Palestinian envoy said on Thursday. The UN General Assembly will vote on 10 September on the measure that is almost certain[…]
A Turkish man was handed a prison sentence of 13 year and nine month for insulting the national flag during a protest in the predominantly-Kurdish south-east of the country, local media reported Friday. Prosecutors had accused the man of carrying out the act in the name of a radical organization,[…]
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