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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
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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
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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
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City drops graffiti charges against activist

Ndifuna Ukwazi claims victory for freedom of expression

By Tariro Washinyira - 26 October 2016
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Right2Know protesters call for Motsoeneng and Muthambi to go

“They are becoming opposition” Motsoeneng reportedly says in Parliament

By Bernard Chiguvare - 23 August 2016
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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
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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
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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