EDITORIAL | SA needs long jail terms for racists. Only that will stop them

Many bigots act out their hatred because they know the consequences they will face are not worth losing sleep over

17 May 2022 - 19:29

It is a terrible indictment on all South Africans that, 28 years into our democracy, that we aren’t shocked by the regular occurrence of what surely ought to be labelled horrific acts of racism...

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