Penny Sparrow

#PennySparrow ordered to pay R150 000

KwaZulu-Natal estate agent Penny Sparrow, who caused controversy with a Facebook posting where she likened black people to monkeys earlier this year, has been ordered to pay R150 000 to the the Oliver and Adelaide Tambo Foundation. According to its website, the foundation “aims to address issues of socio economic[…]

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Sparrow in hiding amid hate speech case

Penny Sparrow, who described black beachgoers as “monkeys” in a Facebook post, has gone into hiding. The ANC launched a complaint of hate speech against her in the Equality Court in KwaZulu-Natal in January. But it informed the court this week that the deputy sheriff had been unable to track[…]

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Cliff to hear if he can return to Idols

The High Court in Johannesburg will decide on Friday whether controversial media personality Gareth Cliff can return to his job as a judge on Idols. M-Net removed Cliff from the show following a backlash on Twitter after he commented on a Facebook post by KwaZulu-Natal realtor Penny Sparrow in which[…]

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Social media dominated by Cliff, Sparrow

Controversial radio personality Gareth Cliff and realtor Penny Sparrow have dominated South African social media in the past week, ROi Media has said. In a statement, ROi Media, who generate news and social media statistics, said that the duo combined accounted for over 45% of the social conversation in seven[…]

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Furore after estate agent labels black people ‘monkeys’

A social media storm is brewing after a KwaZulu-Natal south coast estate agent called New Year’s Day beachgoers “monkeys”. Penny Sparrow had made the inflammatory post on Facebook, which prompted a mass reaction on social networking sites. In her post she wrote: “These monkeys that are allowed to be released[…]

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