FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

Photo of man protesting for LGBT rights

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
Photo of a woman

Parliament reaches settlement with whistleblower

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

By Alicestine October - 9 May 2018
Photo of a school

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
Abstract image suggesting cybercrime

Cybercrimes Bill threatens our freedom

10 August is deadline to send your comments to Parliament

By Murray Hunter - 26 July 2017
Photo of front page of Black Opinion website

Takedown of Black Opinion website exposes poor SA internet law

Internet Service Providers should not have to decide which websites are kosher

By Nathan Geffen - 18 July 2017
Photos of Saartjie Baartman sculpture, before and after

This is probably the list of artworks UCT has removed

University claims there are errors in our list that we obtained from a reliable source, but refuses to provide corrections

By Natalie Pertsovsky - 25 April 2017
Photo of woman in front of posters

City drops graffiti charges against activist

Ndifuna Ukwazi claims victory for freedom of expression

By Tariro Washinyira - 26 October 2016
Photo of protesters

Right2Know protesters call for Motsoeneng and Muthambi to go

“They are becoming opposition” Motsoeneng reportedly says in Parliament

By Bernard Chiguvare - 23 August 2016
Photo of protest with video showing in background

SABC finally screens Miners Shot Down - sort of

Protesters project documentary onto state broadcaster's building in Sea Point

By Ashraf Hendricks - 17 August 2016
Photo of Flemming Rose

Flemming Rose and academic freedom: a response to Nathan Geffen

Accusations of hypocrisy are complicated, and have been inappropriately levelled at Rose

By David Benatar - 1 August 2016
Photo of library of University of Gaza

Flemming Rose, academic freedom and Palestinian civil liberties

He should have been allowed to speak, but the Danish journalist is not the free speech champion he is made out to be

By Nathan Geffen - 31 July 2016
Photo of a man at a podium

UCT stops controversial Danish editor from delivering academic freedom lecture

Flemming Rose, who published Prophet Mohammed cartoons, was invited to deliver the annual TB Davie Memorial lecture

By GroundUp Staff - 22 July 2016
Photo of police and people talking

Radio debate on Lonmin deal shut down

Bapo Ba Mogale Traditional Council members force community radio station in Brits to cancel a live interview with critics of its Lonmin deal

By Sobantu Mzwakali - 22 July 2016
Photo of a group of people

South Africa opposed UN resolution on internet access

But by consensus, Human Rights Council now officially recognises that people have a right to internet access and online freedom of expression

By Rejul Bejoy - 6 July 2016
Photo of protesters picketing outside SABC offices

Picket against “censorship” at SABC

Ban on covering violent protest is unconstitutional, says Right2Know

By Tariro Washinyira - 20 June 2016
Photo of a magazine cover

16 June magazine lives again

Banned 1986 Learn and Teach magazine commemorating 1976 now available online

By Hassen Lorgat - 13 June 2016