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Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech

Bill Number: B9-2018
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Draft Bill

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Text available on the Department of Justice and Correctional Services website

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Published in GG 41543 of 29 March 2018

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Gay man killed in Cape Town as Parliament considers Hate Crimes BillIOL2022-05-22
Call to hasten process of passing Hate Crimes BillCape Argus2022-05-19
AfriForum speaks against Hate Speech BillPoliticsweb2022-05-18
COSATU Presents its submission on the Prevention of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill to ParliamentPan-African News Wire2022-05-18
Call to speed up passing of the Hate Crimes and Hate Speech BillIOL2022-05-18
COSATU supports Hate Crimes and Hate Speech BillPoliticsweb2022-05-17
Parliament holds first public hearings on hate crimes and speech billMSN News2022-03-29
John Steenhuisen backs LGBTQIA+ community’s call for Parly to pass Hate Crimes BillNews 3652022-02-28
LGBTI activists condemn govt delays in signing Hate Crimes Bill into lawEyewitness News2022-02-01
Closing date for submissions on Hate Crimes Bill – same day as funeral of slain KZN womanIOL2021-09-29
Have your say on Hate Crimes BillSA News.gov.za2021-08-26
Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill to be issued for public input – CommitteePoliticsweb2021-08-18
Parliament will again hear public comment on Hate Crimes BillNews242021-08-18
LGBTQIA+ groups outraged by lack of urgency over hate crimesIOL2021-07-06
Triangle Project concerned by decade-long wait for delayed hate crimes billMSN News2021-06-28
Hate Crimes Bill — ‘The buck stops with Parliament,’ says Department of JusticeMSN News2021-06-03
Update on Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill - CommitteePoliticsweb2021-05-06
Bodies pile up as the hate crimes bill gathers dust in ParliamentMSN News2021-04-27
CCR slams state's attempt to criminalise hate speech as unconstitutionalEyewitness News2019-02-25
Have your say on Hate Crimes BillIOL2018-12-11
So what's the status of South Africa's Hate Crimes Bill?Mamba Online2018-07-17
Committee considering Bill that criminalises hate crimes and hate speechPolity.org.za2018-05-31
Committee stalls on hate crimes billThe New Age2018-05-31
Justice and Correctional committee considering hate crimes and hate speech billSA Breaking News2018-05-31
MPs raise concerns over new hate speech billSA Life2018-05-31
Racists to face jail time as bill tabled in ParliamentEyewitness News2018-04-16
5 major new laws that every South African needs to know aboutBusinessTech2018-03-09
Hate Speech Bill to be finalised soonThe Citizen2018-03-07
Long-awaited anti-hate speech bill before cabinet - Minister MthethwaWeekly Xpose2018-03-06
Most victims of hate crime in SA are black, male and foreignThe Times2018-02-08
Teachers, preachers, doctors, police and politicians to blame for hate crimes - reportNews242018-02-08
Comedians fight bill that will limit the freedoms that keep us laughingBusiness Day2017-02-21
Hate speech Bill should be abandoned - former JudgePolity.org.za2017-02-15
DA to challenge ANC's Hate Crimes Bill in parliamentThe Times2017-02-12
AfriForum will oppose hate speech Bill in courtPolity.org.za2017-01-31
New laws attack the word of God, say Christian leadersIOL2017-01-31
Hate crimes bill 'makes sense' but tweaks and contributions are neededCity Press2016-11-22
More time for hate crimes billBusiness Day2016-11-18
Hate speech bill delayed for more submissionsPolity.org.za2016-11-17
Consultation period on hate crimes bill extendedEyewitness News2016-11-16
Striking a balance: Here's what's behind SA's hate speech dilemmaCity Press2016-11-12
Hate speech is not a hate crimeMail and Guardian2016-11-02
New bill could jail SA comedians for 10 yearsChannel242016-10-30
Racists could spend up to 10 years behind barsIOL2016-10-25
Anti-hate speech bill passed for public commentThe Citizen2016-10-24
SA a step closer xenophobia, hate speech lawIOL2016-10-24
Cabinet approves bill criminalising hate crimes and hate speechPolity.org.za2016-10-20
Hate speech the focus of new billThe New Age2016-05-29
Racism Bill ready for public participationThe New Age2016-05-24
Hate speech included in draft bill to criminalise racismBusiness Day2016-05-16
Racism legislation could take years to enactPolity.org.za2016-05-16
Justice Dept considering new laws against racismPolity.org.za2016-05-12
Bid for hate speech to be legally criminalIOL2016-03-15
Bill to cover hate crimes draws warningsBusiness Day2014-10-23
Opinion Pieces
The little SA songbook of hatePoliticsweb2022-03-23
Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill contradicts the constitutionMail and Guardian2021-10-13
Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill contradicts the constitutionMail & Guardian2021-10-13
What's really behind the Hate Speech Bill?Politicsweb2021-10-10
Scrap hate crimes, speech bill – IRRDaily Friend2021-10-05
With minor tweaks, proposed hate speech legislation can give us more freedom of speech, not lessDaily Maverick2021-09-30
South Africans requested to submit their views on Hate Crimes and the Hate Speech BillRadio Islam International2021-09-21
Changes to hate speech bill – IRR’s Anthea Jeffery unpacks the detailsBizNews2021-09-16
Hate speech Bill could be used to silence free speechDaily Maverick2019-02-26
The State's Attempt to Criminalise HATE Speech - Flawed and UnconstitutionalGo South2019-02-24
Helen Suzman Foundation questions criminalisation of Hate SpeechDaily Maverick2019-02-20
Exploring the constitutional definition of hate speechCity Press2019-01-01
Evaluating the New Hate Speech BillPoliticsweb2018-07-03
Can social change be legislated?Politicsweb2018-06-11
The Hate Speech Bill: A better alternativePoliticsweb2018-06-04
The new dawn of a glorious hate-free futurePoliticsweb2018-04-21
On the revised Hate Speech Bill 2018Politicsweb2018-04-18
Why more criminalising of hate speech is a bad ideaGroundUp2017-06-13
The Hate Speech Bill criminalises all speechPolity.org.za2017-05-02
New hate speech law is cynical political ploy to demonise white peopleBizNews2017-04-24
The Hate Speech Bill is unconstitutional and can't be savedDaily Maverick2017-03-27
Civil redress better than policing hateMail and Guardian2017-03-01
Hate speech law may well curb all manner of freedomsBusiness Day2017-02-15
Hate Bill could be abused to stifle freedom of expression - FW de Klerk FoundationPoliticsweb2017-02-04
The Hate Bill draws the right line in the wrong placePoliticsweb2017-02-03
Helen Suzman Foundation Submission in response to the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech BillPoliticsweb2017-02-01
Preaching without incitementIOL2017-02-01
South African Institute of Race Relations NPC (IRR) Submission to the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development regarding the draft Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill of 2016Politicsweb2017-02-01
The Hate Bill should be abandoned - IRRPoliticsweb2017-02-01
The dangers of the Hate Bill - HSFPoliticsweb2017-02-01
Anthea Jeffery: The 'Hate' Bill - Unnecessary, unconstitutional and likely to be deeply damagingFin242017-01-31
False remedy: Hate Speech Bill - alarm at dangers and pitfalls as first deadline closesDaily Maverick2017-01-30
Intolerant and unsociable behaviour to be legislated againstInsurance Gateway2017-01-18
Is it constitutional to make hate speech an offence?GroundUp2017-01-17
Hate speech bill is so menacing and wide it will curb our freedom severelyBusiness Day2016-12-12
Ridicule is costly: Red lights flash for Zapiro if the hate speech Bill passes musterMail and Guardian2016-12-01
The devil is in the detail of the Hate BillPoliticsweb2016-11-13
Anti-hate speech bill introduces new business risksInsurance Gateway2016-11-04
The Hate Speech Bill: A Road to Hell Paved with Good Intentions?Rational Standard2016-10-29
Hate Bill is an Orwellian piece of stupidityPoliticsweb2016-10-28
Beware "racism" scaresPoliticsweb2016-08-22
Hopes and fears about hate crime legislationDaily Maverick2016-06-15
Should SA create a special law to criminalise racism?IOL2016-06-13
Is it really a good idea to make racist behaviour a crime?ThisIsAfrica2016-05-23
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