Draft Prohibition of Hate Speech Bill Released

10 May 2004

The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development (DJCD) released a draft Bill on the Prohibition of Hate Speech on 30 April 2004. The Bill is intended to execute the objects of the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act of 2000. It also aims to give effect to the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination, to which South Africa is a signatory. Interested parties have until 14 June 2004 to make written submissions to the DJCD



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