On the 5th of December 2016, the Southern African Liaison Office held a dialogue on the Prevention and Combatting of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill. The panel consisted of two speakers, including they key-note speaker, Honourable John Jeffery, Deputy Minister of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development, as well as Sanja Bornman, Chairperson of the Hate Crimes Working Group Steering Committee. The context and timing of the dialogue was especially relevant, as the bill was nearing the end of its public consultation process. This had a significant impact on the aim of the dialogue, as both speakers had the intention of creating an open space in which questions from the audience aimed at strengthening the Bill and enhancing the public consultation process could be openly raised.
Download full PDF here: PB NO 9 of 2016 -5 December 2016