Courts to deal with the reach of hate speech regulations in 2020

The equality court last year also found itself dealing with the question in two cases on whether utterances made by EFF leader Julius Malema amounted to hate speech.

A number of journalists, together with the SA National Editors' Forum (Sanef), complained that Malema made remarks that they regarded as perpetuating hate speech against them. They said this was in contravention of section 10 of the Equality Act.

Malema told his supporters: “Where we meet the enemy, we must crush the enemy.

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