Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services has asked for your opinion on the controversial Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill.

16119 active citizens have participated in this, so far

The Bill aims to provide for the prosecution of persons who commit offences referred to in this Act and provide for appropriate sentences. Although “hate” is not clearly defined in the Bill, ‘‘harm’’ is broadly listed as any emotional, psychological, physical, social or economic harm;

You are invited to support or object to the Bill by providing comment below. Should you be unsure, please read the live comments, media, summary or documents below.   Closing date is midnight 15 February 2019.

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Do you support the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill? (view summary below)
Yes I doNo I do notNot fully

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Coen
Yes I do
Just stop Hate Crimes and Hate Speches, as it creates more diviness in the country
Nelisiwe
No I do not
Christianity is Christ based, especially on His word so what the word of God says cannot be regulated, He speaks to His people through the Bible and no addition and subtraction can be made and so no human can regulate Christianity, yes there may be culprits here n there but they should be seperately dealt with.
André
Yes I do
Rasism in reverse
Zodidi
No I do not
It is against the Constitution of south Africa
Joy
No I do not
No, I do NOT support this Bill. Human beings are all made in God's image and should be allowed to have free speech and worship AS LONG as they are not committing any violent and physical harm to their fellow human beings in doing so. True Christians are in this respect the most peaceful of any people's group. While we hold to God's holy standards, we believe in live and let live, in other words, we respect you if you do not worship as we do, so kindly please respect us as well.

Apologies for the late entry. I had a glitch in my system yesterday and could not find this e-mail. Went onto forsa website as well but though they said there was a template to fill in, it was not there.

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