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ANC and the state step back from taking action against Zulu king’s land trust

Despite alleged abuses of power and people’s trust, the ANC appears to have abandoned plans to reform the controversial Ingonyama Trust Board

National key points: The list you weren’t meant to see

The list of national key points has finally been released, unexpectedly, after years of attempts by the minister of police to keep it secret.

Bills, Boers and Nkandla, it’s seriously silly

Between secrecy, controversy and infighting, election season shows no sign of slowing down, writes Rapule Tabane.

Info Bill sent back to ad hoc committee

The National Assembly has referred the Protection of State Information Bill back to the ad hoc committee because of procedural failures.

Weekend 101: Zuma’s good news on the secrecy Bill

This week, Zuma gives some good news, Citizens4Marikana march for money and Miley Cyrus makes the news … again.

Opposition hopes for secrecy Bill court review

Civil society and opposition groups cling to the hope that the controversial Protection of State Information Bill will go to the Constitutional Court.

ANC adopts final info Bill draft

The ANC has adopted the final draft of the Protection of State Information Bill in the absence of opposition parties, who walked out.

ANC retracts some secrecy Bill concessions

Opposition parties have accused the ANC of retracting concessions made in recent weeks on the espionage section of the secrecy Bill.

Latest secrecy Bill draft still clashes with Paia

The Protection of State Information Bill has been rewritten to general relief, but the latest draft still makes for a messy clash of laws.

NCOP wants to avoid vote on secrecy Bill

The National Council of Provinces hopes for agreement among parties when it produces its final draft of the Protection of State Information Bill.

Privacy Bill no threat to bloggers

It is a pity that the media has not given much attention to the positive aspects of the Protection of Personal Information Bill, writes John Jeffery.

Another threat to journalism

A proposed law threatens journalists who work outside the mainstream of print and TV, writes Vinayak Bhardwaj and Stefaans Brummer.

MPs’ input on Secrecy Bill spurned

The state security department is standing firm on the public interest clause in the Protection of State Information Bill, writes Kwanele Sosibo.

Fear and hope now define the ANC

The factionalism and divisions within the ruling party and how they play out will determine the relationship between the party and the electorate.

Info Bill resistance: Cosatu treads carefully

Cosatu has now backtracked on its strong opposition to the Info Bill and called for discussions.

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