Freedom of speech

Freedom of speech not absolute, says attorney

A local attorney has pinned the recent wave of racism scandals on a lack of understanding as to how freedom of speech is governed as per the South African Constitution. Local media has been awash with reports of incidents where citizens, including these within positions of prominence, have made questionable[…]

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De Klerk, Motlanthe, Rupert warn about race

Race is dividing South Africa and robust freedom of speech should be promoted for the sake of a freer public discourse in search of mutual understanding, two former presidents and business tycoon Johann Rupert said in Cape Town on Tuesday. “Freedom of speech is totally under attack. I mean Zelda[…]

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Freedom of speech has limits: MJC

Freedom of speech is to be respected, but does have limits when it borders on what could be perceived as hate speech, the Muslim Judicial Council (MJC) said on Saturday. “If someone criticises your place of work, your car, your shoes, these things are fine — but when someone insults,[…]

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