Tag: freedom of expression

‘The chief justice’s comments on Israel: Why we should all be worried about the current attack on him’

By Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) Pressure is mounting against South Africa’s Chief Justice Mogoeng Mogoeng (“the CJ”), an outspoken Christian, following his “pro-Israel” comments made during a recent webinar. According to media reports, the ANC National Executive Committee (NEC) has charged President Cyril Ramaphosa to meet with […]

When artistic licence gets pushed too far — Afrika Mhlophe

Also see news report: https://gatewaynews.co.za/kzn-matric-pupil-says-his-art-is-not-satanic-but-explores-commercialised-religion/ “The end justifies the means” is basically the explanation given by the student whose artwork provoked a lot of outrage from South African Christians. Brett Murray had the same pragmatic response for his controversial painting, The Spear. In it he depicted SA President Jacob Zuma in […]

Religious exemption clause in Hate Speech bill ‘will only protect sermons’

At Parliament on May 30 2018, Freedom of Religion South Africa (FOR SA) attended a briefing by the Department of Justice (DoJ) to the Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Justice regarding the proposed Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill (“the Bill”). This briefing followed certain amendments made […]