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The essayist who froze history’s quiet moments

David Goldblatt has left South African documentary photography incalculably richer, writes Niren Tolsi

Civil society urges National Assembly to appoint suitable watchdog for the spies

Advocacy: We join Right2Know’s letter to the National Assembly speaker, calling for urgency on appointing an Inspector General for Intelligence.

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.

Zuma Trust Founder awarded millions in navy contracts

The awarding of R406-million in contracts to Zuma Trust Founder Don Mkhwanazi raises more questions around the secrecy in the Zuma presidency.

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.

Securocrats choke flow of information

SA's nascent secrecy and clampdowns are part of a global trend towards Big Brotherhood.

Secret state of SA: Too many unknowns

The Right2Know Campaign has published its annual barometer of secrecy in SA. Its findings: we know too little to know how much trouble we are in.

Info Bill must go to Constitutional Court – Sanef

Sanef has called for the Protection of State Information Bill to be sent to the Constitutional Court for ratification before it is signed into law.

Silence and secrecy: Let us shine a light on our secrets

When information is hidden, corruption may take root, writes former chief justice Sandile Ngcobo.

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People’s behaviour stoking Gauteng pandemic

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Young professional gets a career boost from PSETA

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Colgate-Palmolive South Africa donates one million bars of soap

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Absa Rewards puts cash in your pocket

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Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

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Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

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