The FW de Klerk Foundation (the Foundation) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to upholding the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996 (the Constitution). To this end, the Foundation seeks to promote the Constitution and the values, rights and principles enshrined in the Constitution; to monitor developments including legislation and policy that may affect the Constitution or those values, rights and principles; to inform people and organisations of their constitutional rights and to assist them in claiming their rights. The Foundation does so in the interest of everyone in South Africa.
As such, the Foundation welcomes the opportunity to make a concise submission to the invitation by the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services (the Committee) on the proposed Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill [B9-2018] (the Bill).
In this regard, please find attached our submission for the Committee’s attention and consideration.
We trust that our submission will be of assistance in guiding the Committee in its deliberations regarding the Bill. We are also available to make a verbal submission to the Committee.
Issued by the FW de Klerk Foundation
15 February 2019