Freedom of Expression

High Court rules woman had the right to call out her rapist

Judge overturns “gag” order

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Law | 25 March 2022

Black First, Land First ordered to pay up for hate speech against whites

Court orders Lindsay Maasdorp and Zwelakhe Dubasi to pay R200,000

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Law | 7 March 2022

Concourt hears vital defamation case

Defendants want common law to be developed to prevent ‘SLAPP’ suits

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Law | 20 February 2022

Court dismisses farmer’s claim to privacy over baboon killing

Right to privacy must be balanced with right to freedom of expression, Appeal Court judges say

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Law | 12 January 2022

Debate: Should SA’s cricketers have to take the knee?

Here’s a summary of the arguments

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Debate | 27 October 2021

Employee dismissed for racist rant on Facebook loses court bid

Irrelevant that the statement was made after hours or that employee was unaware of company’s social media policy

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Law | 11 October 2021

Court dismisses attempt by former Eskom CEO to “punish” woman for a tweet

Judge calls out Matshela Moses Koko for launching a SLAPP suit

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Law | 8 September 2021

An interview with Hopewell Chin’ono

Journalist says reporters in Zimbabwe live in fear of arrest

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Interview | 17 August 2021

Constitutional Court rules that Jon Qwelane did commit hate speech

But the Supreme Court of Appeal decision on the vagueness of the hate speech law has been upheld. Parliament has been given 24 months to rectify it

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Law | 30 July 2021

Protesters open assault case, alleging municipal official pepper-sprayed them

Protesting unemployed security guards were demanding jobs with the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality

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Brief | 24 June 2021

Municipalities are creating arbitrary requirements for “permission” to protest

Gatekeeping officials are stopping people from exercising a constitutional right

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Opinion | 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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News | 1 April 2021

Continued prohibition of political gatherings is irrational

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

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Opinion | 22 February 2021

Apartheid-era crime of incitement declared unconstitutional

Law used to charge Julius Malema infringes freedom of expression

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Law | 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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Opinion | 20 November 2020