On August 1, 2012, Ferial Haffajee delivered the 47th annual TB Davie Lecture at the University of Cape Town. As chair of the Academic Freedom Committee, I had the privilege of introducing her. This is the text of my introductory remarks.
Earlier today, the ANC Women’s League released a rant about the latest Zapiro cartoon, which I won’t reproduce here for fear of being shot. But the rant has now disappeared from their website, although you can read Jackson Mthembu’s (typically reflective) opinion if you like. I happened to have a browser page open to the rant, and have pasted it below.
The Film and Publication Board’s claim of impartiality are exposed as meaningless through their association with the right-wing Christian conservatism of Errol Naidoo’s Family Policy Institute.