Avoidance and refusal have become default settings in government as requests for more information are routinely ignored.
SA's nascent secrecy and clampdowns are part of a global trend towards Big Brotherhood.
The Right2Know Campaign has published its annual barometer of secrecy in SA. Its findings: we know too little to know how much trouble we are in.
Sanef has called for the Protection of State Information Bill to be sent to the Constitutional Court for ratification before it is signed into law.
When information is hidden, corruption may take root, writes former chief justice Sandile Ngcobo.
Public protector Thuli Madonsela is being forced to excise parts of the Nkandla report, so who is protecting whom?
The National Assembly has adopted the revised Protection of State Information Bill and will send it back to President Jacob Zuma for assent.
MPs have adopted a revised report about recent, minor amendments to the secrecy Bill, bringing it a step closer to becoming law.
Human consciousness demands open expression in order to deal honestly with our world, writes Nadine Gordimer.
Three years later, the Protection of State Information Act is vastly better than when it was tabled but it still does not pass constitutional muster.
The ANC has signed off on limited changes to the Protection of State Information Bill.
An ad-hoc committee is set to start considering the issues Jacob Zuma had with the secrecy Bill, which he sent back to Parliament for reconsideration.
Zuma has failed to respond to a letter demanding to know the extent of the pending review of the Protection of State Information Bill, says the DA.
A committee will start considering the issues Jacob Zuma has with the Protection of State Information Bill, which was sent back to Parliament.
Advocate George Bizos says Parliament will need to look at a number of sections of the secrecy Bill to ensure its constitutionality.
President Jacob Zuma has referred the Protection of State Information Bill, or the secrecy Bill, back to Parliament for reconsideration.
President Jacob Zuma did not sign the controversial Protection of State Information Bill and has sent it back to the National Assembly to be reviewed.
At a time of unprecedented movement to greater corporate transparency internationally, South Africa has a small but momentous choice to make.
We who were incarcerated on Robben Island vowed to achieve a democracy in which transparency and accountability would prevail, writes Mosiuoa Lekota.