Tag: hate 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 […]

Growing intolerance and discrimination against Christians

Constitution guarantees the right not to be unfairly discriminated against on the ground of one’s sexual orientation A recent news article in the Citizen reported that a soon-to-be-wed gay couple was turned away at a wedding venue because of the religious beliefs of the owner who is a Christian.  (http://citizen.co.za/319347/gay-couple-turned-away-wedding-venue/).  […]