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27 March 2017 16:30 (South Africa)

Op-Ed: Proposed amendments to Hate Speech Bill could limit accountability and stifle critical discourse

  • David Reiersgord
    David Reiersgord
Photo: (Left) Donald Trump speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Maryland March 15, 2013. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque; (Right) President Jacob Zuma (Greg Nicolson)
Photo: Joel Pollak interviewed by Brian Stelter on Reliable Sources, 29 January 2017. (A framegrab from CNN)

In Trump He Trusts: Meet the man who could be the next US ambassador to South Africa

By Rebecca Davis
Lady Gaga performs during the Half-time Show of Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas, US, 5 February 2017. The AFC Champion Patriots played the NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons in the National Football League's annual championship game.

While you were sleeping: 6th February 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: An Iraqi family from Woodbridge, Virginia, welcomes their grandmother at Dulles International Airport in Sterling, Virginia, USA, 05 February 2017. The grandmother, who holds a US green-card, was visiting her daughter who had given birth in Iraq but could not return to the US due to a travel ban in place after US President Trump signed an executive order. A federal judge on 03 February issued a temporary restraining order blocking enforcement of US President Trump’s executive order from 27 January that banned people from seven mainly Muslim countries from entering the United States. EPA/Astrid Riecken

US: Donald Trump’s Judgment Daze

By J Brooks Spector
US President Donald J. Trump signs the first of three Executive Orders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 23 January 2017. Standing behind the President, from left to right: US Vice President Mike Pence; White House Chief of Staff Reince Preibus; Peter Navarro, Director of the National Trade Council; Jared Kushner, Senior Advisor to the President; Steven Miller, Senior Advisor to the President; unknown; and Steve Bannon, White House Chief Strategist. EPA/Ron Sachs / POOL

The Trumpian Gauleiters

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: A photograph made available on 29 July 2016 shows Zimbabwe Pastor Evan Mawarire from the #ThisFlag social movement in Harare, Zimbabwe, 25 June 2016. EPA/AARON UFUMEL

Breaking: Pastor Evan Mawarire detained for questioning on arrival in Harare

By Simon Allison
Photo: Morocco's King Mohammed VI attends the victory ceremony after Bayern's victory in the final of the FIFA Club World Cup 2013 between Raja Casablanca and FC Bayern Munich in Marrakech, Morocco, 21 December 2013. EPA/DAVID EBENER

Op-Ed: Morocco wrong-foots its African critics

Photo: US President Donald J. Trump speaks before signing an executive order, while surrounded by small business leaders in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC, USA, 30 January 2017. Trump said the executive order will ‘dramatically’ reduce regulations on small businesses. EPA/ANDREW HARRER / POOL

Analysis: What a friend extremists have in fundamentalist democracy

By Jasmine Opperman
Photo:  People listen during an interfaith rally to show support for the Muslim and immigrant communities in New York, New York, USA, 27 January 2017. The rally was organized in response to proposed actions by President Donald Trump. EPA/JUSTIN LANE

Snapshot: Hate melts in the frozen streets of Manhattan

Photo by Ben Fruen via Flickr.

Op-Ed: Is our privacy all but gone?

By Dale T. McKinley
Photo: US President Donald J. Trump waves as he walks across the South Lawn of the White House after arriving on Marine One, in Washington, DC, USA, 26 January 2017. Trump returned from Philadelphia, where he attended the House and Senate Leadership Retreat. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Trump & Troublesome Terms: Executive Orders, Emoluments Clause, Disability Clause

By J Brooks Spector
Photo: A file picture dated 24 May 2016 shows Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during a press conference at the end of the World Humanitarian Summit at Istanbul congress center in Istanbul, Turkey. EPA/SEDAT SUNA

Sultan of Zing: Erdogan’s power trip makes African pit stop

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Indian soldiers sit on camels during the 'Beating the Retreat' ceremony rehearsals in New Delhi, India, 24 January 2017. 'Beating the Retreat' is conducted on 29 January in India, three days after the Republic Day, marking the adoption of the constitution of India and the transition of India from a British colony into a republic on 26 January 1950.

While you were sleeping: 25th January 2017

By John Stupart
Photo: A woman in pink gloves attends the Million Woman March in Washington, DC, USA, 21 January 2017. Protest rallies were held in over 30 countries around the world in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington in defence of press freedom, women’s and human rights following the official inauguration on 20 January of Donald J. Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America in Washington, USA. EPA/JOHN TAGGART

Op-Ed: Why the anti-Trump marches aren’t just about America

By Rebecca Davis
Photo: Thousands of people on Pennsylvania Avenue participate in the Women's March and rally to protest President Donald J. Trump the day after he was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, in Washington, DC, USA, 21 January 2017. EPA/MICHAEL REYNOLDS

Op-Ed: The eerie, celebratory joy of the Women’s March on Washington

By Glen Retief
Photo: US President Donald J. Trump waves goodbye to supporters after watching the Inaugural Parade after he took the oath of office as the 45th President of the United States in Washington, DC, USA, 20 January 2017.  EPA/ERIK S. LESSER

Analysis: The First 100 days of Donald

By Lara Sierra-Rubia
Photo: US President Donald J Trump (EPA), SA President Jacob Zuma (EPA)

What Trump’s ‘America First’ means for South Africa after Zuma’s brush-off

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Main photo: US President Donald J Trump and First Lady Melania Trump walk in their inaugural parade after being sworn in as the 45th President in Washington, DC, USA, 20 January 2017. Trump won the 08 November 2016 election to become the next US President. EPA/KEVIN DIETSCH / POOL

President, Trump: Something Wicked This Way Comes

By J Brooks Spector

Video: Evita's Free Speech, Ep.74 – Evita offers political asylum to the Obamas!

By Pieter-Dirk Uys
Photo: Sipho Pityana, Chairman, AngloGold Ashanti, speaking during the session, ‘Investing in Peace’, at the Annual Meeting 2017 of the World Economic Forum in Davos, January 18, 2017. (Copyright by World Economic Forum / Jakob Polacsek)

Reporter’s Davos notebook, final entry: Conversation with Sipho Pityana

By Stephen Grootes
Photo: Protesters in Cape Town march against new US president Donald Trump. Photo: Bernard Chiguvare

GroundUp: Hundreds march in Cape Town against Donald Trump

By GroundUp
Photo: A world cup Coca-Cola can. (Photo: Trenten Kelley via Flickr)

Health-E: Coca-Cola faces deception case

Main photo: Friends from the Ennerdale community where Shiraaz Mohamed runs a local newspaper attended a vigil for the captured photojournalist Shiraaz Mohamed. Picture: Ihsaan Haffejee

GroundUp: Vigil for kidnapped photographer urges his safe return

By GroundUp

Cartoon: Trump Inauguration

By Zapiro
Photo: As rain falls, President Barack Obama begins to take part in the annual Memorial Day ceremony at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Ill., May 31, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

Goodbye, Obama

By Ranjeni Munusamy
Photo: A participant leaves the Congress Centre during the 47th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, 19 January 2017. The annual meeting brings together business leaders, international political leaders and select intellectuals, to discuss the pressing issues facing the world. The overarching theme of the 2017 meeting, which takes place from 17 to 20 January, is ‘Responsive and Responsible Leadership’. EPA/GIAN EHRENZELLER

Letter to the Editor: How is wealth really earned?

By Daily Maverick
Photo: US President-elect Donald J. Trump speaks to Republican leadership at Trump International Hotel in Washington, DC, USA, 19 January 2017, the day before his swearing in as 45th President of The United States. Trump won the 08 November 2016 election to become the next US President. EPA/Chris Kleponis / POOL

The post-truth age didn’t begin with Trump – it’s been with us since we’ve been bipedal

By Marianne Thamm
Photo by EmmyMic via Flickr.

To the dogs: What pet food reveals about the dawn of the Trumpocene

By Kevin Bloom
Photo: Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa hosts a reception dinner with business leaders at the World Economic Forum in Davos. (Photo: GCIS)

Reporter’s Davos notebook: A tête-à-tête with Pravin, Cyril and Maria

By Stephen Grootes
Matt Damon, Co-Founder of (L)and Gary White, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of, are pictured during a penal session on the first day of the 47th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, 17 January 2017. The meeting brings together enterpreneurs, scientists, chief executive and political leaders in Davos January 17 to 20.

While you were sleeping: 19th January 2017

By John Stupart