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
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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