Comment Policy

The DomainNewsAfrica (DNA) website provides a growing number of opportunities for readers who wish to discuss content we publish, or debate issues more generally. Our aim is to ensure this platform is inclusive and safe, and that the DNA website is the place on the net where you will always find lively, entertaining and, above all, intelligent discussions.

Commenting standards

There are 6 simple guidelines which we expect all participants in the community areas of the DNA website to abide by, all of which directly inform our approach to community moderation (detailed below). These apply across the site, while moderation decisions are also informed by the context in which comments are made.

We moderate all comments before they appear on our site. While do not censor comments based on political or ideological point of view, you may not have discretion to post any material that

  1. is off-topic, defamatory, libelous, obscene, indecent, abusive or threatening to others;
  2. infringes the copyright, trademark or other right of any third party;
  3. uploads viruses, spamware, malware or other contaminating or destructive features;
  4. is commercial or advertizes in nature; or
  5. is in violation of any applicable laws or regulations.
  6. is not in English

You are solely responsible for ensuring that any material you post complies with the foregoing conditions and will indemnify DomainNewsAfrica, its officers and employees from and against all claims, liabilities, judgments, damages and costs (including attorney’s fees), which arise out of materials you have posted on the Site. If DomainNewsAfrica, becomes aware of any content or material it believes may violate the foregoing conditions, it may, at its sole discretion, modify or remove the material.

By commenting on this website, you grant to DomainNewsAfrica, the right to copy, publish, distribute, modify, translate and otherwise use in any medium any material that you place on the Site by any means, without compensation to you.