Organisations opposed to the Protection of State Information Bill have vowed to continue resisting the contentious draft legislation.
South Africa found itself on the receiving end of significant international condemnation, during a UN review of its human rights record this week.
The state security department is standing firm on the public interest clause in the Protection of State Information Bill, writes Kwanele Sosibo.
The National Council of Provinces could learn a few things from events in Israel as it finalises changes to the Protection of State Information Bill.
Small changes to the wording of the concession on the public interest defence would fix defects on the Secrecy Bill, writes Stefaans Brmmer.
Speaking out against the planned Protection of State Information Bill the DA has said the Bill will rob South Africans of the freedom they had won.
The ANC has bowed to pressure on the Protection of State Information Bill, proposing much greater protection for journalists and whistle-blowers.
There are still snags in the current secrecy Bill which need to be overcome before the messy democratic success is turned into good law.
Nobel prize winning author Nadine Gordimer has condemned the Protection of State Information Bill, calling it a threat to freedom in South Africa.
The ASA has declined to probe the government's adverts about the secrecy Bill, but the DA's Lindiwe Mazibuko is trying to get it to change its mind.