Johannesburg - The Equality Court, sitting at the South Gauteng High Court, will on Wednesday deliver its judgment on the possible banning of the old South African flag.
This come after the Nelson Mandela Foundation applied to the Equality Court to declare that gratuitous display of the old flag constitutes hate speech and discrimination based on race - both ills are prohibited by the Equality Act.
A dispute arose between the foundation and lobby group AfriForum concerning the display of the old flag, which was abolished on April 27, 1994.
The matter was heard in court over two days in April.
AfriForum's lawyer, Mark Oppenheimer, suggested to the court that symbols of hate should be allowed to be displayed in public spaces because they educate people about right and wrong. He argued that banning the flag would set a "dangerous precedent".