Freedom of Expression

Daily Maverick wins defamation case

Columnist Modibe Modiba ordered to pay R100,000, remove comments and apologise

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Law | 15 August 2022

Court orders public apologies to Chinese community

Posts on Facebook found to be hate speech

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Law | 1 August 2022

Man accused of sexual predation loses defamation case

Court found that report to police accusing the man was not done in bad faith

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Law | 27 June 2022

Can cities charge fees for protests? Here’s what a judge ruled

Fees levied by the City of Johannesburg on organisers of protests are unconstitutional says High Court

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Law | 14 June 2022

High Court rules woman had the right to call out her rapist

Judge overturns “gag” order

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Law | 25 March 2022

Black First, Land First ordered to pay up for hate speech against whites

Court orders Lindsay Maasdorp and Zwelakhe Dubasi to pay R200,000

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Law | 7 March 2022

Concourt hears vital defamation case

Defendants want common law to be developed to prevent ‘SLAPP’ suits

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Law | 20 February 2022

Court dismisses farmer’s claim to privacy over baboon killing

Right to privacy must be balanced with right to freedom of expression, Appeal Court judges say

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Law | 12 January 2022

Debate: Should SA’s cricketers have to take the knee?

Here’s a summary of the arguments

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Debate | 27 October 2021

Employee dismissed for racist rant on Facebook loses court bid

Irrelevant that the statement was made after hours or that employee was unaware of company’s social media policy

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Law | 11 October 2021

Court dismisses attempt by former Eskom CEO to “punish” woman for a tweet

Judge calls out Matshela Moses Koko for launching a SLAPP suit

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Law | 8 September 2021

An interview with Hopewell Chin’ono

Journalist says reporters in Zimbabwe live in fear of arrest

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Interview | 17 August 2021

Constitutional Court rules that Jon Qwelane did commit hate speech

But the Supreme Court of Appeal decision on the vagueness of the hate speech law has been upheld. Parliament has been given 24 months to rectify it

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Law | 30 July 2021

Protesters open assault case, alleging municipal official pepper-sprayed them

Protesting unemployed security guards were demanding jobs with the Nelson Mandela Bay municipality

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Brief | 24 June 2021

Municipalities are creating arbitrary requirements for “permission” to protest

Gatekeeping officials are stopping people from exercising a constitutional right

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Opinion | 7 April 2021