PATRICK BULGER | Killing the Boer, cockroaches, little frogs — and free speech

Malema, AfriForum should take their absurdities elsewhere and leave Equality Court to those who need its services more urgently

10 February 2022 - 22:56

Equality courts came into being in SA about 20 years ago, in part to give those suffering discrimination in an unequal society a chance for redress in otherwise expensive and inaccessible courts. They were not meant to be another easy payday for the big-name advocates who have become familiar to South Africans. Apart from giving the poor a leg-up in the legal world, the Equality Court has also become a place for rich politicians and activists to seek sympathy (and publicity) for some slight and, if possible, get a payout for it, while conveniently limiting free speech...

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