What does the constitution say about freedom of speech, are there limitations?

Following a number of racist incidents which recently took place in the country, CapeTalk’s John Maytham looks at the limitations of freedom of speech.

Sheniece Linderboom, Head of the Law Clinic at Freedom of Expression Institute (FXI) says the constitution does protect freedom of speech but does not protect speeches that propagate for war, incitement of imminent violence and advocate for hatred that is based on race, gender, ethnicity and religion.

I think a lot of speech that have been coming out could definitely fall within the category of advocacy of hatred, specifically based on race

Sheniece Linderboom, Head of the Law Clinic at Freedom of Expression Institute

Listen to the full conversation on the John Maytham Show:

CapeTalk’s John Maytham spoke to Prof. Hugh Corder, Public Law at UCT on whether there is really a need to criminalize racism.

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