Terry Bell responds to the M&G's stories over two weeks concerning the Forum for Public Dialogue and its chairperson, Moeletsi Mbeki.
Bigotry is again riding rampant in reaction to last week's Zapiro cartoon in the Mail & Guardian, argues political analyst Terry Bell.
Within the trade union movement, billions have been made by those who chose the path of investing the money of unionised workers.
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.
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.
The Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Development and the National Intelligence Agency (NIA) are flouting the law and blocking access to our constitutional right to information.
A formal investigation has been launched by the National Archives into the 34 boxes and two folders of Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) documents earlier reported missing by the M&G