SABC News - Hate speech


Hate speech is prohibited in terms of the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act. The act allows for cases of hate speech to be heard by the Equality Court.
Is criminalising hatred the answer to SA’s race issue?

Monday 13 March 2017 09:54

In response to the recent race issues South Africa most recent response to the problem has been a draft statute that criminalises hate crimes and hate speech.


 The SAHRC approached the court to seek a public apology and damages from Qwelane on grounds that the contents of his article.
Complaints on gay article the biggest complaint before SAHRC

Monday 6 March 2017 14:26

The SAHRC says the complaints over an article written by controversial journalist and former high commissioner to Uganda, Jon Qwelane, were the highest it has ever received


The proposed Prevention of Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill will aim to put in place measures to prevent and combat these offences.
Public invited to comment on Hate Crimes Bill until December 1

Monday 24 October 2016 18:53

Justice and Correctional Services Minister, Michael Masutha announced on Monday the publication, for public comment, of the Prevention of Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill.


PSSA plans to appeal against a High Court decision

Friday 30 September 2016 18:35

The Psychological Society of South Africa plans to appeal against a High Court decision to indefinitely postpone Equality Court proceedings against self-confessed homophobe, Jon Qwelane.


 In the video footage a woman repeatedly uses the K-word to describe black people.
Joburg woman in hot water over racist rant

Friday 17 June 2016 12:05

The South African National Civic Organisation (Sanco) has called for hate speech charges to be laid against a Johannesburg woman whose racist rant was caught on camera.


The ANC wants Penny Sparrow to be fined at least R200 000 that is to be paid to a non-governmental organisation.
Court to hear Penny Sparrow hate speech complaint

Friday 10 June 2016 08:27

The African National Congress hate speech complaint against Penny Sparrow is due to be heard in the Equality Court in Scottburgh on the KwaZulu-Natal South Coast on Friday.


King won’t apologise for alleged “hate speech”

Monday 25 January 2016 20:42

King Goodwill Zwelithini says he will not apologise for his utterances regarding foreign nationals.


The case is being heard in the Western Cape High Court.
NPA calls for harsh sentence for convicted murderer

Friday 22 January 2016 07:55

The National Prosecuting Authority in the Western Cape has called for a harsh sentence for convicted murderer, Christo Oncke.


Lack of dialogue among South Africans may be cause of racism

Wednesday 6 January 2016 21:52

A law that criminalises racism may be what the country needs to clamp down the scourge of racism but South Africans need to continue the dialogue.


Ex-University of Witwatersrand Students Representative Council president, Mcebo Dlamini, was previously in trouble over his Hitler comments
Dlamini in hot water again over 'Jews are devils' comment

Tuesday 30 June 2015 08:01

The SA Jewish Board of Deputies has laid criminal charges of hate speech against ex-Wits Students Representative Council president, Mcebo Dlamini, for calling Jews "devils."


The teacher allegedly displayed an Apartheid Flag in his classroom.
Free State teacher found guilty of racism

Saturday 5 October 2013 10:10

The South African Human Rights Commission has found a Free State primary school teacher guilty of racism and hate speech


ANC hate-speech case postponed

Monday 3 September 2012 12:36

The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein has acceded to ANC's request to postpone its appeal case regarding the struggle song with the lyrics Dubhul'ibhunu.


ANC is appealing against the ruling on the hate speech case
ANC hate speech case back in court

Monday 3 September 2012 07:32

The ANC's hate speech case will be heard by the Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein today.


Gelofte Volk leader Andre Visagie.
Rightwing movement to lay hate speech charge against Zuma

Friday 24 February 2012 15:22

Rightwing movement the Gelofte Volk is to lay a formal charge of hate speech against President Jacob Zuma at the Human Rights Commission in Johannesburg this afternoon.


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