Policy Brief 2 of 2017: The Hate Crimes & Hate Speech Bill (23 Feb 2017)

On the 23rd February 2017, SALO held a dialogue on the “The Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill”. The keynote speaker for this dialogue was Hon. John Jeffery, Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development. The aim of the dialogue was to provide a concise overview of the proposed Hate Crimes and Hate Speech bill. The robust discussions and engagements, that characterised this event highlighted the complexities of crafting legal frameworks, to criminalise related prejudice and racism. The timing of the dialogue was also notable, as it coincided with the rising of xenophobic tensions in Gauteng, which had reverberations throughout the country.
Read full Policy Brief here: PB 2 of 2017