FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

Municipalities are creating arbitrary requirements for “permission” to protest

Gatekeeping officials are stopping people from exercising a constitutional right

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7 April 2021

Aussie mining company fires Mark Caruso as CEO

Unclear if firing will impact on case in which Caruso is suing six South Africans for defamation

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1 April 2021

Continued prohibition of political gatherings is irrational

“Government appears to be leveraging the pandemic to suppress dissent”

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22 February 2021

Apartheid-era crime of incitement declared unconstitutional

Law used to charge Julius Malema infringes freedom of expression

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30 November 2020

New police bill fails to address chilling effect on freedom of assembly

Laws criminalising conduct connected with gatherings do not align with the Constitution

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20 November 2020

What’s the limit for free speech? Concourt to hear Qwelane case

Civil society organisations have made court submissions on both sides of the debate

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15 September 2020

Government has used lockdown to decide who may protest

Uneven enforcement of restrictions on gatherings leaves protesters confused

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17 August 2020

Police disperse Zimbabwean protesters in Cape Town

Demonstration was in solidarity with human rights protests in Zimbabwe

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31 July 2020

United Civil Society in Action sues GroundUp and the National Lotteries Commission

Case brought after GroundUp exposed dodgy grants and looting of funds

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17 June 2020

Case brought by Aussie miners is “an abuse of legal process” say defendants

Plaintiffs warn of “dangerous” development of the law if defendants’ pleas upheld

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11 June 2020

Defamation case aims to censor activists, says Budlender

Case has begun in Cape High Court involving three environmental lawyers and three activists who were critical of mines in Xolobeni and Lutzville

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10 June 2020

Landmark ruling for science journalists

Appeal committee of press council frees media from having to create false balance

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20 March 2020

Freedom of expression under threat, new campaign warns

SLAPP suit adversaries to fight it out in Cape High Court

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29 May 2019

Here are the arguments for and against banning the old South African flag

The Nelson Mandela Foundation and Afriforum are opposing each other in the Johannesburg Equality Court

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29 April 2019