n Without Prejudice - Editor's note




This month, I was personally challenged with the very topical issue of where one draws the line between expressing a genuinely held opinion and offending people. without prejudice received an interesting and well written article for inclusion in this issue of the magazine. However, it included comments that I believed could have been hurtful to various people for various reasons. Given the history of South Africa, and the pride we take in our Constitution which includes in the Bill of Rights the right to equality and the right to human dignity, I believe parts of the article would give offense. So, despite our freedom of speech, which we also hold dear I asked the writer if I could remove the "offending sections"; I did not believe it would detract from the article. I did also say that I would understand if the writer would prefer that the article not be published in its edited version.


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