‘“Seminal” South African defamation case instructs on limited remedial reach of American speech torts’

“A politician prevailed in defamation against a critic who accused him of nepotism in a South African Supreme Court of Appeal case that a media law expert called ‘seminal’. Economic Freedom Fighters, a self-described ‘radical and militant economic emancipation movement’ (EFF, definitely not to be confused with the Electronic Frontier Foundation), criticized former South African Finance Minister Trevor Manuel of ‘patently nepotistic and corrupt process’ …” (more)

[Richard Peltz-Steele, The Savory Tort, 13 January]

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