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There is no need for the Hate Speech Bill

 23 Apr 18
In what spirit was the Hate Speech Bill drawn up? To add a moral imperative to South African law? To fulfil an aspect of social justice, a vague concept that has gained traction in academia and politics?…

FMF media release: New Hate Speech Bill an improvement, but is still unnecessary

 17 Apr 18
The Free Market Foundation (FMF) welcomes the changes to the controversial Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill (the Hate Speech Bill) which were published last week.…

Hate-Speech Bill: A threat to democracy in South Africa

27 Mar 18   Martin van Staden
On February 8, 2018, the Hate Crimes Working Group (HCWG) published a petition, widely covered in the media, decrying the fact that the controversial Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill (the hate-speech bill), published for p…

Media release: ANC Conference must reject ICT White Paper and Hate Speech Bill for South Africa to drop Apartheidesque communications policy

22 May 17   Free Market Foundation
The Free Market Foundation (FMF) considers communications a crucial aspect of public policy to get right, as it is the medium by which all other civil engagement takes place.…

The Hate Speech Bill: another instalment in the march towards tyranny

22 May 17   Rex van Schalkwyk
A curious right that has emerged from the rights culture of the past 70 years is the right to be not offended.…