Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill

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Submissions are now closed (since 25 May 2023)

NCOP Security and Justice

The Select Committee on Security and Justice invites stakeholders and interested persons to submit written submissions on the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill [B9B-2018].

Comments must be sent to [email protected] by no later than Thursday, 25 May at 13:00


The Bill seeks to:

  • give effect to the Republic’s obligations in terms of the Constitution and international human rights instruments concerning racism, racial discrimination, xenophobia and related intolerance, in accordance with international law
  • provide for offences as hate crimes and the offence of hate speech and the prosecution of persons who commit those offences;
  • provide for appropriate sentences that may be imposed on persons who commit hate crime and hate speech offences;
  • provide for the prevention of hate crimes and hate speech;
  • provide for the reporting on the implementation, application and administration of this Act;
  • effect consequential amendments to certain Acts of Parliament;
  • and to provide for matters connected therewith.


Issued by Hon. S Shaikh, MP, Chairperson: Select Committee on Security and Justice.


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