On the 20th of November 2018, the Southern African Liaison Office (SALO) with direct support from the Norwegian Embassy in Pretoria, hosted a multi-stakeholder dialogue on the Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill. The event was aimed at promoting civil society engagement, as well as providing feedback. The workshop sought to provide a platform to allow for introspection on how different communities will be affected by the bill. Deputy Minister John Jeffery of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development was the keynote speaker and provided the legal overview, other speakers at the event were Professor Tim Murithi who is the head of the Justice and Peace Building Programme at the Institute for Justice and Reconciliation in Cape Town; Funeka Soldaat is the founder of Khayelitsha-based lesbian advocacy group, Free Gender; and lastly Judith Mukuna, a Refugee rights activist originally from the DRC and working at the Scalabrini Center in Cape Town as a student mentor.
Download PDF Policy Brief here: http://www.salo.org.za/final-version-hate-crimes-pb-nov-2018-illustrated/