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To: Minister of Justice Michael Masutha and Director General of the Department of Justice Vusi Madonsela

Tell Minister of Justice to ban public displays of the Apartheid flag

We sent campaign signatures to the Minister of Justice. The department acknowledged receipt. As well as public pressure, our friends at the Nelson Mandela Foundation made an application to the Equality Court, to have gratuitous displays of the apartheid flag banned.

The Department of Justice provided a supporting submission to the affidavits submitted by the Nelson Mandela Foundation.

The Equality Court agreed that the gratuitous displays of the apartheid flag should be banned.

https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/apartheid-flag-ruling-gratuitous-display-constitutes-hate-speech-20190821

Tell Minister of Justice to ban public displays of the Apartheid flag

We call on you, Minister of Justice Michael Masutha and Director General of the Department of Justice Vusi Madonsela, to ban public displays of the Apartheid flag.

Why is this important?

The apartheid regime flag is a legacy of apartheid. It is a tool used by people who call themselves South Africans under the democratic constitution of this country. It is a constant reminder of the criminal and unjust acts of our country's past. It is a symbol of oppression and it should be banned from being displayed in public. This will help prevent those who still have it from terrorizing Black people.

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Reasons for signing

  • It has a lot of negative memories and history behind it, why are there still people who celebrate it.
  • The flag causes problems and we have enough problems we don't need to add old history to it.
  • Apartheid was rightfully declared a crime against humanity. The Apartheid flag, which is a symbol of such crime, cannot be displayed in public. It should be treated with the same disdain as the Nazi flag, for they are both symbols of hatred.

Updates

2019-09-04 09:16:41 +0200

Petition is successful with 3,747 signatures

2019-08-26 10:13:11 +0200

The gratuitous display of the old South African flag now constitutes hate speech. This is according to a ruling by Judge Phineas Mojapelo in the Equality Court which sat in Johannesburg on Wednesday.

2019-02-11 07:20:48 +0200

1,000 signatures reached

2019-02-10 22:27:09 +0200

500 signatures reached

2019-02-10 20:27:20 +0200

100 signatures reached

2019-02-10 18:02:54 +0200

50 signatures reached

2019-02-10 16:10:21 +0200

25 signatures reached

2019-02-10 15:38:32 +0200

10 signatures reached