n Without Prejudice - South African court limits the protection of human dignity : student feature

Volume 15, Issue 9
  • ISSN : 1681-178X



In today's world, the internet and social media platforms - Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Google+ included - are the most effective and immediate way of conveying information. This, however, can act as a double-edged sword as posts via social media platforms can be deemed defamatory.

The issue of defamation via social media platforms has been a hotly debated topic in courtrooms internationally. So, too, have South African judges and arbitrators been tasked with applying their minds to issue of defamation via social media.

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