Nelson Mandela Foundation

Following the recent incendiary and racist comments made by the now infamous Penny Sparrow, economist Chris Hart and Gauteng government employee Velaphi Khumalo, the question of whether or not racism should be criminalised has become a pertinent topic amongst civil society. 

In response, the Wits School of Governance in collaboration with the Wits School of Law, the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the Oliver & Adelaide Tambo Foundation and the Delegation of the European Union to South Africa presented Dialogue 4 in the Development & Rights Series. 

The seminar tackled issues such as defining racism and the constitutional boundaries of the right to freedom of expression, and the regulation of hate speech. This video is a selection of major themes and highlights from the dialogue, aimed at giving readers a taste of perspectives and concerns from both the panellists and the audience.