CASE NUMBER: 08/2016 – DE KLERK AND ANOTHER VS 702 – HATE SPEECH

radioThe complaint is about a guest presenter on a talk show who made derogatory remarks about White people in such provoking way that it is alleged it amounted to hate speech.  The context of the “diatribe” as one of the complainants described it, is that the presenter had his boyhood dream of becoming a train driver thwarted because of the apartheid system.  The Tribunal found that the presenter did not go as far as advocating hatred based on race and neither did he incite people to cause harm to Whites.  The broadcast also did not contravene the clause of the Code requiring balance in a programme on a controversial issue of public importance.   The complaints were not upheld.

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