Section 16 Constitution of South Africa 1996
Section 16 of the Constitution of South Africa 1996 (as amended) is about Freedom of expression. It is under Chapter 2 of the Constitution. Chapter 2 is titled ‘Bill of Rights‘.
1. Everyone has the right to freedom of expression, which includes
a. freedom of the press and other media;
b. freedom to receive or impart information or ideas;
c. freedom of artistic creativity; and
d. academic freedom and freedom of scientific research.
2. The right in subsection (1) does not extend to
a. propaganda for war;
b. incitement of imminent violence; or
c. advocacy of hatred that is based on race, ethnicity, gender or religion, and that constitutes incitement to cause harm.