Access To Information

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.

Latest

Stranded commuters say Ramaphosa’s rail promises ring hollow

Cape Town’s largest passenger rail line has been closed for months, hitting people’s pockets and adding to road traffic congestion

Focus on FW de Klerk distracted attention from the troubling state of the nation

Some political analysts say President Cyril Ramaphosa is taking too long to mend the country, others says it is the ANC itself that must be fixed

Eastern Cape MEC orders graft investigation after two workers killed at troubled district municipality

The killing of two council workers at the Amathole district municipality appears to be linked to tender fraud and corruption

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it