- Apr 11, 2006
MEDIA STATEMENT: SAHRC Welcomes Judgement of the Equality Court on Old Flag, Concerned by Ongoing Hate Speech Violations
22 August 2019 ATTENTION: Editors and Reporters The South African Human Rights Commission (the SAHRC or Commission) welcomes the judgement of the High...
The Commission appreciates the Court’s considered findings and urges all within South Africa to observe this judgement in the fostering of social cohesion.
The Commission is therefore deeply disturbed by expressions, mostly via social media, in clear violation of this court judgement, which found the gratuitous display of the Old Flag as hate speech.
The SAHRC calls on all South Africans to observe, respect and uphold the rule of law. The Commission will therefore take all necessary steps to ensure the enforcement of this judgement, in preserving South Africa’s delicate social cohesion and the protection of the freedom, dignity and equality of all within South Africa.