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.
There is an "evidentional void" in the Presidency's argument it could not release a report on the 2002 Zimbabwe elections, the Concourt has heard.
Czech fugitive Radovan Krejcir is gathering material for his pending application to be granted asylum as a "political refugee".
In recent years the Ministerial Handbook has been held up as putting an official stamp on the spending habits of ministers.
The M&G won its lengthy court battle to obtain a copy of a report commissioned by former president Thabo Mbeki on Zimbabwe's 2002 elections.
MPs are expected to spend the coming weeks trying to harmonise the contentious Protection of Information Bill with liberal post-apartheid laws.
Sections of the proposed protection of information legislation are reminiscent of apartheid-era secrecy laws, according to an intelligence expert.