Freedom of Expression

Judge slams ruling against amaBhungane

“I cannot understand how this order was granted” - Judge.


Law | 3 June 2023

AmaBhungane journalists “gagged” by Moti Group

An interim interdict against the journalists was granted in chambers without prior notice


Law | 2 June 2023

GroundUp told to remove Lottery article following fake copyright claim

If we don’t remove the article access to our website may be blocked

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News | 19 May 2023

Can journalists publish “stolen” information?

South African law says yes, if it is in the public interest - which is not the same thing as interesting


Law | 18 May 2023

AmaBhungane’s journalists versus Zunaid Moti and Paul O’Sullivan

Reporters fear arrest after exposé links businessman to Zimbabwean president


News | 10 May 2023

Popular TV show fined for domestic violence episode

There was no corrective to Isencane Lengane’s depiction of gender-based violence, says the Broadcasting Complaints Commission


News | 2 May 2023

Public display of old SA flag is hate speech, rules SCA

Ruling on the display of the flag in private homes to be determined at another hearing, if brought before a court


Law | 21 April 2023

Zuma’s attack on the media won’t work

We stand with Karyn Maughan


GroundView | 23 March 2023

Court orders former Lottery boss to pay punitive legal costs to journalist

Raymond Joseph is suing former Chief Operating Officer of the National Lotteries Commission Phillemon Letwaba for defamation


Law | 1 March 2023

Environmental activists revise pleas in “SLAPP case” brought by Australian miners

Marathon legal battle against R14.25-million defamation case continues


Law | 1 February 2023

Community newspapers cry foul over copyright claims from Reuters, AFP

Association of Independent Publishers says this is “predatory behaviour”


News | 15 November 2022

Concourt hands critics of Australian mine partial victory – but defamation battle is not over

It is up to Parliament to develop more comprehensive SLAPP suit defence, says court


Law | 14 November 2022

GroundUp sued by Iqbal Survé … but for only R5-million

Independent Newspapers has a litigation fixation


Analysis | 20 October 2022

New copyright bill will take South Africa into the 21st century at last

The bill will give South African artists and creators benefits and rights already enjoyed in many countries


Opinion | 15 September 2022

Judge rules that “Kill the boer - Kill the farmer” is not hate speech

Court accepts that chants should not be taken literally


Law | 25 August 2022

Daily Maverick wins defamation case

Columnist Modibe Modiba ordered to pay R100,000, remove comments and apologise


Law | 15 August 2022