What’s the limit for free speech? ConCourt to hear Qwelane case

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15 September 2020, Sowetan, Tania Broughton  

Media Monitoring Africa cautioned the court not to be swayed by the “obvious vileness” of Qwelane’s statements.

“Whether his statements amount to hate speech is an important issue but one that will eventually only become of historic interest. The constitutionality of the Equality Act is the burning issue which will profoundly and directly affect the way parliament, the courts and the public will deal with hate speech going forward,” its lawyers have submitted.

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