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Inspector-general of intelligence post on hold again

After fierce objections by opposition parties, a report recommending former ANC MP Cecil Burgess for appointment was referred back to the committee.

Burgess grilled for inspector general post

It was the turn of former ANC MP Cecil Burgess to be interviewed on Wednesday for the post of inspector general of intelligence.

Tinker, tailor, inspector general?

A candidate for the post of inspector general of intelligence, on Tuesday drew inspiration from fictional Cold War spy George Smiley.

Two more Zuma allies lined up for key state positions

The likely choices to head both the Independent Electoral Commission and intelligence are raising unease in opposition circles.

Security is ‘usurping the throne’

The new intelligence Bill has run into a new flak as critics complain that it threatens to concentrate power in the state security minister's hands.

Right 2 Know calls to scrap secrecy Bill

The Right 2 Know campaign says the Protection of Information Bill remains a threat to freedom and transparency, and should be scrapped and redrafted.

Secrecy Bill: Opposition eyes Constitutional Court

The controversial Protection of Information Bill will go all the way to the Constitutional Court if President Jacob Zuma does not intervene.

Activists mobilise as ANC rolls back Info Bill progress

Rights campaigners are up in arms over the ANC's bid to ram the Protection of Information Bill, stripped of hard-won concessions, through Parliament.

MPs debate new changes to info Bill

The state law adviser on Tuesday presented MPs with more than 60 pages of suggested further changes to the Protection of Information Bill.

Party hoppers: Can’t live with them, can’t live without ’em

Here's a list of our favourite party hoppers: those silver-tongued politicians who still manage to convince us that the grass really is greener.

Parly drops draconian spy Bill

Ad hoc committee heeds civil society warnings about proposed intelligence legislation, writes Clive Rubin.

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Murder of anti-mining activist emboldens KZN community

Mam’Ntshangase was described as a fierce critic of mining and ambassador for land rights.

Hawks swoop down with more arrests in R1.4-billion corruption blitz

The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

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