Submission: Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill
Forum: Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Service, National Assembly
Date: 1 October 2021
Last updated: 18 May 2022
Submission Overview: Power Singh Inc. and Adv Ben Winks assisted Media Monitoring Africa in preparing a submission to Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services on the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill. The submission focuses on the need for South Africa to have a clear and effective legal framework for addressing hate crimes and hate speech while ensuring appropriate protections for freedom of expression and other constitutional rights.
The submission is available here.
On 18 May 2022, Thandi Smith of Media Monitoring Africa (MMA) and Advocate Ben Winks made oral submissions on the Bill to the Committee, available here.