Invitation: Free Speech - A vanishing right

The space to express unpopular views is diminishing at an alarming rate. Liberal students, academics and journalists are being victimised and isolated by the regressive left. Mark will be discussing the importance of the right to freedom of expression and outlining strategic ways of combating the threats to its existence.
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Invitation: Free Speech - A vanishing right

The space to express unpopular views is diminishing at an alarming rate. Liberal students, academics and journalists are being victimised and isolated by the regressive left. Mark will be discussing the importance of the right to freedom of expression and outlining strategic ways of combating the threats to its existence.

The Constitution and Free Speech
Hate Speech vs Hateful Speech
Protecting Offensive Art
How to Fight for Freedom

Speaker: Mark Oppenheimer (Member of the Johannesburg Bar)

When

  • Thursday, 29 September 2016
  • 17h45-18h15 (Registration & cheese ’n wine)
  • 18h15-19h30 presentation

Where

  • FMF, Block 5 Bryanston Gate, 170 Curzon Road, Bryanston
    (Off Main Road opposite the Sandton Medi-Clinic)


Click here to RSVP for each person attending.

  • Essential to RSVP as seating is limited
  • Guests welcome
  • No need to respond if you will not be attending
  • Entry fee R50 per person CASH ONLY at door – for cheese, wine, challenging intellectual debate and scintillating company! Media free
  • Security Please bring this invitation with you as it will speed up the security process; without it you will need to complete the security form at the gate

We hope you will join us

Background

Mark Oppenheimer is a practicing advocate and member of the Johannesburg Bar.  He has represented newspapers that are threatened by defamation suits, individuals that were wrongfully arrested by the police and property owners that have been mistreated by municipalities. Mark presented a submission to Parliament on legislation that threatens free speech. He has appeared on the Renegade Report, ANN7 and CNBC Africa to discuss the bill of rights and the rule of law. He has also written a series of articles about non-racial affirmative action, property rights and threats to free speech for Politicsweb, Business Day and City Press.

The FMF is an independent, non-profit, public benefit organisation, created in 1975 by pro-free market business and civil society national bodies to work for a non-racial, free and prosperous South Africa. As a policy organisation it promotes sound economic policies and the principles of good law. As a think tank it seeks and puts forward solutions to some of the country’s most pressing problems: unemployment, poverty, growth, education, health care, electricity supply, and more. The FMF was instrumental in the post-apartheid negotiations and directly influenced the Constitutional Commission to include the property rights clause: a critical cornerstone of economic freedom.

The FMF has a wealth of information in papers, articles and opinion pieces available on the website which can influence the public debate and present alternative policies to the people of South Africa. Please look at our website.

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Media Enquiries

Jayne Boccaleone
082 904 3616
jboccaleone@gmail.com

Other Enquiries

Joan Evans
011 884 0270
joanevans@fmfsa.org

Support the FMF

The FMF relies on financial support from corporate and individual members and donors. All individuals and companies can donate and deduct a maximum of 10% of their taxable incomes to Section 18A approved public benefit organisations. The minimum annual payment we require is R200. All payments of R200 or more will be treated as a donation for which you will receive a Section 18A certificate for SARS. (The FMF is a Section 18A approved Public Benefit Organisation / PBO Exemption No 930 017 343)

You can sign up as an individual or corporate member or make a donation online through our website or email your contact details to accounts@fmfsa.org

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The Constitution and Free Speech
Hate Speech vs Hateful Speech
Protecting Offensive Art
How to Fight for Freedom

Speaker: Mark Oppenheimer (Member of the Johannesburg Bar)

When

  • Thursday, 29 September 2016
  • 17h45-18h15 (Registration & cheese ’n wine)
  • 18h15-19h30 presentation

Where

  • FMF, Block 5 Bryanston Gate, 170 Curzon Road, Bryanston
    (Off Main Road opposite the Sandton Medi-Clinic)


Click here to RSVP for each person attending.

  • Essential to RSVP as seating is limited
  • Guests welcome
  • No need to respond if you will not be attending
  • Entry fee R50 per person CASH ONLY at door – for cheese, wine, challenging intellectual debate and scintillating company! Media free
  • Security Please bring this invitation with you as it will speed up the security process; without it you will need to complete the security form at the gate

We hope you will join us

Background

Mark Oppenheimer is a practicing advocate and member of the Johannesburg Bar.  He has represented newspapers that are threatened by defamation suits, individuals that were wrongfully arrested by the police and property owners that have been mistreated by municipalities. Mark presented a submission to Parliament on legislation that threatens free speech. He has appeared on the Renegade Report, ANN7 and CNBC Africa to discuss the bill of rights and the rule of law. He has also written a series of articles about non-racial affirmative action, property rights and threats to free speech for Politicsweb, Business Day and City Press.

The FMF is an independent, non-profit, public benefit organisation, created in 1975 by pro-free market business and civil society national bodies to work for a non-racial, free and prosperous South Africa. As a policy organisation it promotes sound economic policies and the principles of good law. As a think tank it seeks and puts forward solutions to some of the country’s most pressing problems: unemployment, poverty, growth, education, health care, electricity supply, and more. The FMF was instrumental in the post-apartheid negotiations and directly influenced the Constitutional Commission to include the property rights clause: a critical cornerstone of economic freedom.

The FMF has a wealth of information in papers, articles and opinion pieces available on the website which can influence the public debate and present alternative policies to the people of South Africa. Please look at our website.

Facebook | Twitter

Media Enquiries

Jayne Boccaleone
082 904 3616
jboccaleone@gmail.com

Other Enquiries

Joan Evans
011 884 0270
joanevans@fmfsa.org

Support the FMF

The FMF relies on financial support from corporate and individual members and donors. All individuals and companies can donate and deduct a maximum of 10% of their taxable incomes to Section 18A approved public benefit organisations. The minimum annual payment we require is R200. All payments of R200 or more will be treated as a donation for which you will receive a Section 18A certificate for SARS. (The FMF is a Section 18A approved Public Benefit Organisation / PBO Exemption No 930 017 343)

You can sign up as an individual or corporate member or make a donation online through our website or email your contact details to accounts@fmfsa.org

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