The Equality Courts which adjudicate matters specifically relating to infringements of the right to equality, unfair discrimination and hate speech, were created by the Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act 4 of 2000 (“the Act”) also known as the Equality Act, which was promulgated as a direct result of section 9 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa 108 of 1996. The Act was enacted and came into operation in September 2000.
The main objectives of this Act are, among others:
• Department of Justice and Constitutional Development. Briefing Document: Equality Act and equality courts.Available at www.justice.gov.za [Accessed online on 2 December 2013]
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