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The council of Icasa: towards an inclusive digital society

The commodification of the internet is an infringement of poor people's constitutional right to access information

Transparency deferred: 14 years on and secrecy still rules

Government departments and public bodies continue to talk the talk of making information accessible, but do not provide it.

Democracies die behind closed doors: Battling for the right to know

Avoidance and refusal have become default settings in government as requests for more information are routinely ignored.

Smartphones proliferating – but data access creates a divide

While smartphones are beginning to invade the mass market, an equally big divide remains. Arthur Goldstuck writes about the cost of access to data.

Michelle Obama tells Chinese students internet freedom is a universal right

The US first lady addressed a group of Peking University students while on a tour of China to build goodwill through soft diplomacy.

Public protector declines call to probe secrecy Bill

Public Protector Thuli Madonsela on Monday rejected a request from the media to investigate the state's arguments on the info Bill.

Delegates join forces to promote access to information across Africa

Several hundred delegates from about 50 African countries gathered in Cape Town in September to adopt a declaration on access to information.

Information access affects everyone

If you lived in an oil-rich country like Angola, you would certainly want to have transparency in the mining contracts signed by your government.

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Sisulu axes another water board

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Accounting for sustainability: A South African case study

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Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

This webinar on Debt Management, sponsored by Debt Rescue, had its experts share a practical approach to debt management amid this crisis and beyond

NSTF-South32 Awards

All of the awards are made for outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa

The benefits of being a GEMS member

The scheme offers comprehensive and affordable healthcare options to all public service employees and greater access to better healthcare

The evolution of South Africa’s savings culture

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Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

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