The idea of freedom of expression is no stranger to the Word N Sound experience. Each month, our CEO kicks off the show by reading the South African Constitution.
Freedom of expression
(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— Chapter 2: Bill of Rights 8
(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.
Until now, our drive for free expression has been limited to the stage and our monthly shows. But now it’s time to spread the good word. Having established the Word N Sound brand as a leader in the poetry event space, we are now looking to delve into the minds of the creatives around us.
We want to be a thought leader within the creative industry and provide a space to debate, share and interrogate opinions from writers, creatives, art lovers, arts activists and art entrepreneurs.
We’re pleased to announce the launch of over columnist section on wordnsound.com. Every week we’ll offer a wide range of opinions from the likes of Maakomele’Mak’ Manaka, Maggia Gambu, Khadija Heeger, Lesego Rapolokeng, Neo Khanyile, MasterTungFu, Rantoloko Molokoane, Lebohang ‘Nova’ Masango, Deborah Seddon, Makhosazana Xaba, Koleka Putuma and WolfMan.
Read the columns. Add your comments. Share the articles. Get your friends talking about some of the country’s most pertinent issues.