Secrecy Bill

 
Civil society urges National Assembly to appoint suitable watchdog for the spies
Civil society urges National Assembly to appoint suitable watchdog for the spies
AmaBhungane has joined the Right2Know Campaign (R2K) in sending a letter to the speaker of the National Assembly, calling for a new Inspector...
Transparency deferred: 14 years on and secrecy still rules
Transparency deferred: 14 years on and secrecy still rules
Constitutional imperative, the law and the courts be damned. Government departments remain as secretive as ever, a new civil society report...
Zuma Trust Founder awarded millions in navy contracts
Zuma Trust Founder awarded millions in navy contracts
A company chaired and co-owned by the Friends of Jacob Zuma Trust's founder has been awarded navy contracts worth R406-million, the Sunday...
Democracies die behind closed doors: Battling for the right to know
Democracies die behind closed doors: Battling for the right to know
As information activists around the world mark International Right to Know Day on Sunday, there seems little to celebrate about the state of the...
Securocrats choke flow of information
Securocrats choke flow of information
When Kebby Maphatsoe, the deputy defence minister, made his (now retracted) accusation that the public protector is an agent of the CIA, it was only...
Secret state of SA: Too many unknowns
Secret state of SA: Too many unknowns
There is a clear decline in the willingness of state departments and organisations to provide the information they hold, information they are...
Info Bill must go to Constitutional Court - Sanef
Info Bill must go to Constitutional Court - Sanef
In a statement to mark International Press Freedom Day, South African National Editors' Forum chairperson Mpumelelo Mkhabela said a public interest...
Silence and secrecy: Let us shine a light on our secrets
Silence and secrecy: Let us shine a light on our secrets
Our destiny as a nation is encapsulated in the preamble to the Constitution. After giving recognition to the injustices of the past, it proclaims...
Parliament sends secrecy Bill back to Zuma again
Parliament sends secrecy Bill back to Zuma again
Despite protest from opposition benches, the National Assembly adopted the revised Protection of State Information Bill on Tuesday.
MPs adopt revised report of secrecy Bill
MPs adopt revised report of secrecy Bill
MPs have adopted a revised report about recent, minor amendments to the secrecy Bill, bringing it a step closer to becoming law.
Gordimer and the secrecy Bill: Gag the mouth and block the ears
Gordimer and the secrecy Bill: Gag the mouth and block the ears
The pious charge that the press exaggerates the intention behind the Protection of State Information Bill is in itself a subtle form of censorship....

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