Additional legislation is needed to ensure that voters are fully informed about who funds political parties in SA, the Constitutional Court has heard.
A public interest organisation argues that no one can make an informed decision about who to vote for if financial donors are anonymous.
The list of national key points has finally been released, unexpectedly, after years of attempts by the minister of police to keep it secret.
COMMENT: Freedom of information is a requisite for democracy - a battle is needed to fight the growing climate of secrecy in SA.
The loss of the Khampepe report is a high-profile instance of what is becoming a common occurrence in our courts and in government departments.
A high court order in favour of M&G's investigative centre amaBhungane has beaten down CSR E-loco's attempt to dilute corporate transparency.
A report by the Centre for Environmental Rights has found that government bodies and companies are blocking requests for information.
The Protection of State Information Bill has been rewritten to general relief, but the latest draft still makes for a messy clash of laws.
The ANC's concessions on the secrecy Bill have further reduced the threat posed to whistle-blowers and the Promotion of Access to Information Act.
The department of mineral resources has promised to streamline the system for public access to information after it initially didn't comply.
The department of arts and culture has allegedly spent R10-million on an exhibition at the Venice Biennale it called a "private initiative".
The report into a "brown envelope" scandal involving former Western Cape premier Ebrahim Rasool and two journalists has been released.
Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu has argued that Paia prevents access to draft reports, minutes and research of her fracking task team.
Should we trust the government's bona fides when it says it has good reason to keep information from us?
Freedom of expression has suffered two body blows in the Protection of State Information Bill and the Malema Equality Court ruling.
Media freedom in South Africa has decreased markedly since 2008, a watchdog says.
Information is fundamental to all human rights and the 'Secrecy Bill' defies the constitutional right to access to information.