FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION

New police bill fails to address chilling effect on freedom of assembly

Laws criminalising conduct connected with gatherings do not align with the Constitution

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20 November 2020

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

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15 September 2020

Government has used lockdown to decide who may protest

Uneven enforcement of restrictions on gatherings leaves protesters confused

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17 August 2020

Police disperse Zimbabwean protesters in Cape Town

Demonstration was in solidarity with human rights protests in Zimbabwe

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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

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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

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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

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10 June 2020

Landmark ruling for science journalists

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

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20 March 2020

Freedom of expression under threat, new campaign warns

SLAPP suit adversaries to fight it out in Cape High Court

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29 May 2019

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

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29 April 2019

President Ramaphosa should sign Copyright Amendment bill

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

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25 April 2019

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

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15 June 2018

Parliament reaches settlement with whistleblower

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

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9 May 2018

Good relations upset between Jewish and Bo-Kaap schools

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

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20 September 2017