The freedom of the word is a difficult issue. Whether you fight against racism, fight against apartheid, or fight against corruption at whatever levels. South Africa is a country that has a troubled relationship with the freedom of the word. I happened during the years of the apartheid rule, but even these days the state organs can try to take legal step against an author and a publisher.
This happening right now with the book The President’s Keepers by the journalist and author Jacques Pauw. He was the man who wrote a book on the secrecy of death squads during the apartheid years.
Read more about it here.