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mpoleleng
Yes I do
reduce people feeling free to be racist
Derek
Not fully
I directed on many occasions my concerns about the implementation of such laws, while the constitution already allows for the prosecution of any culprits. The ANC government never intended to uphold and defend constitution in all their actions up till today. Why would they do it by implementing new laws? My second biggest concern is the freedom of religion as written in Chapter 2 clause 15, the hate speech bill contradicts the mentioned clause! In effect it means that every "religion" does have its right to act according to their religious laws! The same principle applied to the magistrate or judge who will judge any person who contravenes the hate speech bill! The implementation of the law must then be done in accordance with each religion, "who will judge who". We all know that every religion is NOT connected to the same spiritual believes and therefore this law cannot and will not be possible in South Africa! I am still awaiting the reply from the judicial system with regards to the implementation of current laws which contradicts the believes and religion of other tribes, who are NOT RESPECTED by the current judicial system and judges! The words of the chief justice, people should be judged according to their religion, it NEVER happened in South Africa! This bill yet another way of oppressing of one religion or tribe above others. Yet another dream of someone who think he/she can control people by means of laws, while democracy is based on freedom!
dumisani
No I do not
is it the bill going to take away the found mental right of freedom of speech?
Robert
No I do not
Hate speech creates racial disharmony, creates divisions and injustice in the workplace, increases crime and violence and torture when burglaries take place. When cars are hijacked with drivers they are subjected to painful tortures all starts with leaders hate speeches who only focus on getting votes and not bothered about the peace and happiness of the citizens of the country.
The obligatory duty of any leader to put the happiness and peace of a country before his power and position. God knows What mistakes my grandfather has done has nothing to do with me. You cannot punish a nation for what a few people have done. Let us live up to human dignity and not generalise. There are good and bad people in every race let us all as good people fight the bad in bad people and protect the good in good people for a peaceful and happy South Africa.
a. c. naidoo
Yes I do
Hate speech creates racial disharmony, creates divisions and injustice in the workplace, increases crime and violence and torture when burglaries take place. When cars are hijacked with drivers they are subjected to painful tortures all starts with leaders hate speeches who only focus on getting votes and not bothered about the peace and happiness of the citizens of the country.
The obligatory duty of any leader to put the happiness and peace of a country before his power and position. God knows what is cooking in the very core of our minds. What mistakes my grandfather has done has nothing to do with me. You cannot punish a nation for what a few people have done. Only animals attack the whole herd if one has faltered. Humanity has faltered throughout history in this respect. Let us live up to human dignity and not generalise. There are good and bad people in every race let us all as good people fight the bad in bad people and protect the good in good people for a peaceful and happy South Africa.
Abrie
No I do not
I think the word HATE is one of the worst words in the English language. As Christians we are taught to love. Now we need a bill in place to prevent hate speech. Let us just apply “ Love your neighbor
Abrie
No I do not
We have been placed here to help one another irrespective of our skin color. The only way SA will survive is if we apply “ Like VW your Neighbour as yourself”
Annie
Yes I do
At my place of work, a security officer was called the "K" word in full view of patrons and traders.
He had reported to various departments and to-date the perpetrator walks briston with a "cannot be touched" attitude.
J
Yes I do
I AGREE FULLY WITH WHATS BEING SAID.
WE HAVE TO STOP THIS VERY URGENTLY
Antoinette
Yes I do
...on condition that not only the so called *k word* is deemed as hate speech.
The hysterical calling for whites to be killed, as well as their children cats and dogs, is an extreme concern of citizens having to deal with the rise of a new form of Hitler-ism, that is sweeping the country's mountains, rivers, lands and children's minds. the like of Malema, and the bflf movement. It is beyond life threatening, trauma inducing inciting the potential for arbitrary killing based on a premise, I get you, before you get me.
Not only has this country been economically looted by thieves and thugs, but also moral standards by those thieves and thugs of humanity looting.

Be VERY sure, that ALL the people of this country be treated EQUALLY when 'hate speaking.
I am appalled by the fact that a family was torn apart by one member's utterance, thugs and thieves may enter the business of that family, ruin them, and allowed to walk away, vindicated.
Justice has long gone been raped again and again. Stop this, now.
Madelyn
Yes I do
Hate Speech is a criminal offence!!
And that's why I support the prevention and combating of Hate Crimes and the Hate Speech Bill!!

What is our country coming to? This should NEVER happen!! Some people hide behind Hate Speech but do not show who exactly they are!! What a shame!!

Regards

Noloyiso
Yes I do
It’s the right thing to do, there’s nothing nice about derogatory words being used to others.
Elza
Yes I do
We can all live in peace and apartheid is long gone. Why are the blacks left alone to say and do what they like? It must be a law for all sides if colours
Marietjie
Yes I do
Some people mostly black people do not want to adhere to the traffic rules!!!IN NOT JUST TALKING ABOUT TAXI DRIVERS!Where I live near the R55 in Centurion I get called BITCH if you react against dangerous driving,by not stopping at the red robots, or making non existing lanes forming dust storms because they believe to be most important people.You get cursed at atms because you in front of the queue, and then the atm happens to be out of funds!!
All this personally happened to me ,but also in front of their children.So these poor kids get taught racial hate from a very early age !!!I was born here 62 years of age if I get paid back all the taxes ive paid I will gladly leave this country and never return.
Abdul Kareem
Not fully
Can you please send me a copy of the Bill and is there still time to comment and raise amendments?
Johannes
No I do not
This law will make criminals of people whom are labeled with hate speech and are and did not speak with hate, because; Every culture have their own way of speaking and expressing themselfs. To other cultures who express themselfs in their own way, every culture and nation included here, speaking will mistakingly labeled as speaking with hate. But in reality just conversing. So stop this childish steps in many ways comming forth ,it don't serve the country in any way. Let's build the country with stability into a free for all its nation. To serve this, make a culture house in parlement to which many things can be sent. This house can solve many problems before it becomes a real problem. In this house, every culture must have the same number. No debating with other cultures, every culture can't and must not be changed . The President can benefit on many issues, help the president.
Michael
No I do not
Restriction of free speech is the very definition of speech which is not free. One of cornerstones of dictatorships is the curbing of freedom of speech. An incitement to violence is not freedom of speech violence it is a direct call to commit a crime but any laws should be directly related to the direct incitement to violence. Taking offense from remarks from another person’s slur requires the offended person to simply “grow up”! There are provisions in law for defamation. We don’t need more laws in this regard, we need fewer.
Laura
Yes I do
Live and let Live!! There are too many hurt people due to others being plain hateful and nasty to them.
Piet
Not fully
This legislation must be there for all citizens of South Africa and not just for a certain race or cultural grouping. It is of great importance that all culture, ethnic, gender and race groupings must be respected and not be pained with snarl remarks, expressions, threats of violence and death. Hate and harm must be defined and the definition must be acceptable to all ethnic, cultural , and gender groupings of the South African society.
Mathuli
Yes I do
Whilst there is freedom of speech but if somebody's freedom humiliates or harms the other and promotes unrest it must be adressed accordingly through the Act.


Dean
No I do not
Freedom of speech is just that. This bill is too broad and can hinder the right to religious freedom as well.
Dominic
Not fully
I believe that for a crime to be complete there must be an act. A speech is just a freedom of expression of emotions so if that had to be a law that will take away a people right to freely express themselves, and that should be unconstitutional. Hate speech shouldn't be condone but it shouldn't be mad into a crime either, we already have offences such as assault whether verbally or physically why add another act that is similar to the already existing legislation?
Janette
Not fully
A thorny issue. Hate speech not ring-fenced. Often heard on radio and read in publications . Allowable against some groups and not in others. Either the rule applies to all or none.
Bilall Ismail
Not fully
Other countries adopted this and I dont see any Israelis getting arrested or reprimanded for hate speech against Jews and Muslims....Why..this law.is it only for certain individuals and not the poor...its a law that discriminates in all
Countries....The individuals who want this law passed...are putting it in place like the anti terrorism bill...just to manipulate the less fortunate...and cry wolf to their advantage....
Rudie
Not fully
I support a bill that applies, by definition, to everyone in equal terms.
At this time it appears as if hate speech and racism is a two lane one way street applied to whites only.
To my mind any/all blacks can say what they want in terms of hate speech and degrading white people and make racist remarks with no consequences, whilst on the other hand, if a white person who does exactly the same, it becomes headline news and action is demanded by screaming black people doing funny dance moves via tv news media for weeks on end. (I haven't heard white people using hate speech but I am sure it is out there just not on the national news)
I have yet to hear about a black person that was actively involved in hate speech or racist remarks to be prosecuted.
If the gov takes this issue serious for the total population they must define hate speech to a T and apply the law accordingly, not water it down if expressed by a black person, as ' it was taken out of context' or, what was said was not meant like it was said' or totally ignore it and have it removed from further news bulletins.
They seem to have racism well defined. It comes down to anything that a white person says about a black person in a negative way is most of the time considered as racist remarks and the racist card is drawn. So, just apply this outlook to blacks and apply the law accordingly - if - the anc is not afraid of losing black votes because they are being fair to all races, not only black people.