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Nkandla: Did Thuli Madonsela fall for public works’ spin?

Court affidavits suggest the public protector was not given all the documents that would allow for a comprehensive investigation.

The dangers of criminalising defamation

The recent conviction of a journalist shows how the law can be used to muzzle freedom of expression.

ConCourt: Likely next step for secrecy Bill

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.

Corporate power thrives on secrecy

COMMENT: An unexpected interpretation of a new Act runs counter to the move for greater transparency.

Corporate power thrives on secrecy

At a time of unprecedented movement to greater corporate transparency internationally, South Africa has a small but momentous choice to make.

Long battle to get hold of redacted Nkandla documents

The release of over 12 000 pages of documents marks a victory in the long battle between amaBhungane and the department of public works.

How the NCOP struck a (minor) blow for democracy

By resisting pressure from the department of state security and introducing amendments, the NCOP has struck a blow for democracy.

Security law: State wields apartheid’s big stick

The battle for the truth about Nkandla is far more significant than the recent squabble between Helen Zille and a group of Zuma loyalists suggests.

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