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Challenging the constitutionality of criminal defamation

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23 Oct 2014

Former journalist of the Sowetan, Cecil Motsepe, wrote a series of articles in 2009 about the allegedly racist conduct of judge Marius Serfontein. In one article, he wrote that Serfontein had given a white woman a lighter sentence than he had given a black man, despite the fact that both were convicted of the same crime. As the judgment was in Afrikaans, which Motsepe does not speak, he relied on the translation of the relevant parts by two people, one of whom was a court official.

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Call for applications - litigation workshop

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20 Jul 2015

FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION LITIGATION WORKSHOP

JOHANNESBURG 16 – 18 SEPTEMBER 2015

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