So when it comes to internet freedom, South Africa has made it’s position clear and voted against a UN resolution last week for the “promotion, protection and enjoyment of human rights on the internet”. China and Russia also voted against the resolution which was passed anyway. The resolution is aimed at protecting internet privacy and freedom of expression as well as preventing governments from shutting down the internet during elections or protests.
It’s not simply a case of SA voting against internet freedom though and the delegation to the UN explained why they objected.
They actually make sense and raise some valid points.