Comments on the draft Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill are due on Tuesday, 31 January 2017.

FOR SA, on behalf of its signed-up members, will be submitting a comprehensive submission to the Department of Justice. On request of various churches, denominations and faith groups however, and in an effort to assist them, FOR SA has also prepared an example submission which you are welcome to use as is (and just copy/paste the contents onto your organisation’s own letterhead / individual e-mail, and filling in a few additional details to personalise the submission), OR to use the document as background information to write up your own submission. (For practical tips on writing submissions, visit http://forsa.org.za/practical-tips-writing-submissions-to-government-parliament/).

Download Example Submmission Form

Once the submission is completed, it can be submitted in one of the following ways by no later than the deadline date of Tuesday, 31 January 2017:

  1. If delivered by e-mail, send it to hatecrimes@justice.gov.za 
  2. If sent by fax, send it to:
    • Mr T Ross
    • The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
    • Fax: 012 – 406 4759.
  3. If forwarded by post, address same to:
    • Mr T Ross
    • The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
    • Private Bag X81
    • PRETORIA
    • 0001
  4. If hand-delivered, deliver same to:
    • Mr T Ross
    • The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development
    • Salu Building
    • 316 Thabo Sehume Street (cnr of Thabo Sehume and Francis Baard Streets)
    • PRETORIA

To view the Bill, visit http://forsa.org.za/document-library/ – scroll down to and click on “Hate Speech Bill”.

Download Example Submmission Form

 

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