Terry Bell

Terry Bell

Terry Bell

 

Bigotry rides rampant

Terry Bell

Bigotry is again riding rampant in reaction to last week's Zapiro cartoon in the Mail & Guardian, argues political analyst Terry Bell.

State agencies punch hole in Act

Terry Bell

South Africa's much-vaunted right to freedom of information was undermined last year, simply because the directors general of some of the country's intelligence agencies requested it. Like all government departments, they have, by law, to list all of the records they hold. But this does not mean that access to them is free or automatic -- only that reasons should be given for denying access.

Media misled over missing TRC files

Terry Bell

The national archivist and the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development last year deliberately lied to the Mail & Guardian about the whereabouts of 34 boxes of missing Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) documents.