Tag: freedom of speech

Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill fraught with problems

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development recently released the long-awaited and very controversial Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill. (The Bill is available for download at http://www.justice.gov.za/legislation/invitations/invites.htm). In essence, the bill creates two new criminal offences in South African law, namely “hate crimes” and “hate […]

The bible on trial

The Church in South Africa is facing a two-pronged onslaught to its mission to preach the gospel without interference from the State. This threat comes from the CRL Rights Commission and the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development. The CRL Rights Commission, which interviewed church ministers and religious leaders across […]

Hidden agenda behind campaign to ban US hate preacher

By ChristianView Network Mid-day today, 13 September 2016, the Minister of Home Affairs, Malusi Gigaba announced the banning of American Hate Preacher Steve Anderson from entering South Africa. South African Christian groups strongly opposed to homosexuality, including the Evangelical Alliance of South Africa, the Baptist Union of South Africa (Anderson […]

Gospel preaching could be hit by new extremism Bill

Originally published in The Christian Institute Christians preaching the Gospel could be caught by upcoming extremism legislation, The Christian Institute has warned. On Tuesday, media reports stated that the Government would announce its extremism Bill in the Queen’s speech on May 18. Responding to the news, The Christian Institute said […]

Religious freedom wins as Zizipho reinstated and MP apologises

Religious freedom was the winner this week as University of Cape Town Vice Chancellor Dr Max Price ordered that “expelled” SRC Vice President Zizipho Pae be reinstated and DA MP Marius Redlinghuys apologised to her for comments he made to her in response to her Facebook post reacting critically to the legalisation […]