Our partner, the Hate Crimes Working Group (HCWG), has been lobbying for a law against hate crimes and hate speech since 2018. This brief was developed to give policy and lawmakers an impression of the unacceptably high and ongoing cost in human life, equality, and dignity experienced in 2021 alone.
This brief is the second in a series produced by the Heinrich Böll Foundation in relation to its ‘Care and Support in a Time of Epidemic’ research project. The project focuses on the impact of the COVID-19 lockdown on shelter services to victims of domestic violence in South Africa, and seeks to strengthen policy and practice in the provision of domestic violence services.
The Hate Crimes Working Group has submitted written comments to Parliament's Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services, on the long-awaited Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill.