FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

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

By Tania Broughton - 15 September 2020

Government has used lockdown to decide who may protest

Uneven enforcement of restrictions on gatherings leaves protesters confused

By Stanley Malematja - 17 August 2020

Police disperse Zimbabwean protesters in Cape Town

Demonstration was in solidarity with human rights protests in Zimbabwe

By Tariro Washinyira - 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

By Elna Schütz - 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

By John Yeld - 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

By John Yeld - 10 June 2020

R14m defamation case between Australian miners and critics will make legal history

Defendants argue this is a ‘SLAPP’ suit

By John Yeld - 8 June 2020
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Landmark ruling for science journalists

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

By GroundUp Editors - 20 March 2020
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Concourt rules apartheid intimidation legislation unconstitutional

1982 law criminalised free speech

By Zoë Postman - 22 October 2019
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Freedom of expression under threat, new campaign warns

SLAPP suit adversaries to fight it out in Cape High Court

By John Yeld - 29 May 2019
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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

By Ciaran Ryan - 29 April 2019
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President Ramaphosa should sign Copyright Amendment bill

Freedom of Panorama provision will help put more South African related content onto Wikipedia

By Douglas Scott - 25 April 2019
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Court rules that religion cannot be used as a defence for anti-gay hate speech

An explanation of the Equality Court’s ruling against against Pastor Oscar Bougaardt

By Ohene Yaw Ampofo-Anti - 15 June 2018
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Parliament reaches settlement with whistleblower

Former head of security Zelda Holtzman relieved her “name is cleared”

By Alicestine October - 9 May 2018
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Good relations upset between Jewish and Bo-Kaap schools

Herzlia High took issue with anti-Zionist posters at Vista High School

By Zoe Postman - 20 September 2017
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Cybercrimes Bill threatens our freedom

10 August is deadline to send your comments to Parliament

By Murray Hunter - 26 July 2017