On this page will critically briefly discuss and outline ways in which limitation to freedom of expression protects the citizens in a democratic South Africa.
The limitation to freedom of expression is applied when it threatens national security, justice or the personal safety of an individual
FOUR ways in which limitation to freedom of expression protects the citizens in South Africa
- Propaganda for war
- Incitement of imminent violence
- Advocacy hatred that is based on race, ethnicity, gender or religion
- Incitement to cause harm This means you have freedom of speech, but cannot use hate speech. You cannot use racist language, or discriminate against anyone. You can nor encourage people to take part in violent acts, or hate others. The media may not publicize and distribute anything that can damage or harm people.