The May 17 deadline for MPs to finalise the contentious Protection of State Information Bill may again be postponed.
At the third day of public hearings on the secrecy Bill, Cosatu's Zwelinzima Vavi has warned the Bill would change South Africa into a security state.
Public protector Thuli Madonsela has pleaded with parliamentarians to rethink aspects of the secrecy Bill, saying it would "severely" affect her work.
Veteran human rights lawyer George Bizos argued in a submission to Parliament that the secrecy Bill is unconstitutional on several counts.
Justice Minister Jeff Radebe said the government will commission a study on how ConCourt rulings have impacted on the law, the state and citizens.
Philip Dexter says his return to the ANC, three years after defecting, was due in part to the Cope's quest for cooperation with the DA.
Public Protector Thuli Madonsela has refuted claims by the ANC that she threatened to investigate the Protection of State Information Bill.
Deputy Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene said on Thursday treasury is still trying to stem abuse of the special pension fund for military veterans.
The commission of inquiry into the arms deal will have the power to subpoena witnesses, including members of the executive, says the justice minister.
SA's foreign ministry came under fire after the Dalai Lama cancelled a trip on Tuesday because he was not granted a visa in time.