Almost 30 years since the end of apartheid, lawmakers are still battling to find appropriate remedies to racism and other forms of prejudice that undermine our democracy. The draft Prevention of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill, currently before Parliament, threatens criminal sentences for perpetrators of hate speech. Is this the right way to go? Should we be sending racists to prison?
On Tuesday, 06 September at 12:00, News24, in partnership with the Campaign for Free Expression (CFE), will host a panel discussion to tackle these important questions and ask: What is the right punishment for racism?