The photograph of Zuma shaking hands with Obama, while on the phone, has led to all sorts of speculation about disrespect and the like – but the actual explanation is likely to be entirely unexceptional.
There’s a critical difference between being silenced and choosing to remain silent, and it’s one I wish we’d think about more often and carefully.
Ultimate Sports Nutrition and their founder Albe Geldenhuys are suing Dr Harris Steinman of CamCheck for defamation, seeking R2 Million in damages. Bullying tactics like this will hopefully not succeed – Steinman is making fair comment, in the public interest.
Trigger warnings do address a real issue on the Internet, where many of us are insufficiently sensitive to the interests of others. But they can also be overused, in a way which results in them becoming cliché.
Kids are freaking out after summoning the Mexican demon called Charlie, which as you know is quite a common name in Mexico. Or, kids are freaking out because parents are freaking out, and because everyone is tolerating metaphysical nonsense.
Penuel Mnguni got his parishioners to eat snakes, which Mnguni claimed would transform into chocolates in the name of Jesus. As a result of this sort of abuse of trust, the CRL Commission is launching an investigation into exploitative religious practices.
A South African man was recently ejected from a gym for wearing a T-shirt that expressed support for the BDS movement against Israel. But curiously, they also claim to support free speech.
My opening remarks at the 2015 TB Davie Lecture, welcoming Kenan Malik and his presentation on “Free speech in the age of identity politics”.
On one possible implication identity politics holds for free speech in the lead-up to the 2015 TB Davie Academic Freedom Memorial Lecture, which will be delivered by Kenan Malik.
Further comment on Zizipho Pae’s comments regarding gay marriage, following the SRC’s decision to expel her and UCT’s statement on the matter.