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Every week we reach hundreds of thousands of people through placing arguments in the media in support of the principles we stand for. No other advocacy group in the country does as much as we do to promote support for policies that defend your right, and that of your community, to make decisions about your own life free from counter-productive government interference.

SONA 2017 Press Release – South Africa's silver lining

8 February 2017 – With the State of the Nation 2017 a day away, thoughts turn once again to the serious challenges facing South Africa. Regular readers of our reports and users of our briefing services will know just how serious those challenges are. But, according to an IRR report released today, there is a ‘silver lining’ as the country has also made progress in terms of the economy, the world of work, living standards and service delivery, education, health and crime.

A Cuban model for South Africa’s Hate Speech Bill

31 January 2017 – Under the hate speech provisions in the Bill, any new equivalent of the Penny Sparrow comment comparing black beachgoers to monkeys could see its author jailed for up to three years. But a cartoon insulting President Jacob Zuma by drawing him with a showerhead fixed to his forehead could also see its author jailed for up to three years.

The ‘Hate’ Bill – Unnecessary, unconstitutional and likely to be deeply damaging – Biznews, 31 January 2017

Public comments close today on the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill. It’s a bill that’s surface intentions are to counter the increased racial incidents last year. But when one digs a little deeper, the source of it points elsewhere. Anthea Jeffery is a constant thorn in government’s side, questioning all policy decisions with a sharp blade. In her latest installment Jeffery unpacks the Hate bill, and is concerned the underlying reasons for it may be detrimental to South Africa. Jeffery believes the Bill is unconstitutional and unnecessary – and should be withdrawn and replaced by a very different approach.

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