TONY LEON | SA won’t prosper while it bends its knee to Cliff-hanging cancel culture

We need intellectual grit, not constitution-defying conformity that stifles political incorrectness and free speech

26 October 2021 - 19:24

With the decision of Cricket SA to force all Protea players to “take the knee” and Quinton de Kock’s stance not to bend, the issues of free speech and the right of individual dissent now spill over from the Twittersphere to the playing fields. But the issues at the heart of this have a long history, here and across the world.

In the early 1980s, SA was not the ideal place in which to engage in debates about free speech, for the principal reason there was little allowed...

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