Oranje blanje blasted: Old flag ‘is hate speech’

10 December 2018 - 07:05 By Karyn Maughan
The old SA flag, reminiscent of apartheid, is the subject of a court application to have it defined as hate speech.
The old SA flag, reminiscent of apartheid, is the subject of a court application to have it defined as hate speech.
Image: Gallo Images/Volksblad/Charle Lombard

The government says the old SA flag is widely recognised as a symbol that promotes white racial supremacy and can be put in the same category as the swastika.

However, the department of justice admits that current legislation does not technically define the flag as hate speech – the law would need to be amended.

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