SALO Virtual Public Dialogue on the Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill – 14 Sept 2022

The Southern African Liaison Office (SALO), invites you to a virtual public policy dialogue on the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill, with a particular focus on migrants and the progress of the Bill.

Date: Wednesday 14 September 2022 
Time:  14:00 – 16:00  (CAT) 
Venue: Zoom. Click here to register.

The workshop’s main focus area will be recent concerning trends in contemporary discourse on matters around migration, the treatment of migrants, and other marginalised communities in South Africa. We seek to unpack factors that precipitate rhetoric including clear cases of hate speech against refugees, migrants and asylum seekers, and how to deal with the rapid growth of vigilante groups like Operation Dudula.

This is happening against the backdrop of the South African Parliament giving effect to the Bill of Rights through the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill, which is currently under deliberation by Parliament. 

The keynote speaker to this dialogue will be the Deputy Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development, John Jeffery, wo will give an update on the progress of the Bill.