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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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Demolition of hope in Hangberg

The City of Cape Town in June twice knocked down structures on land allocated for other purposes. The city says these were not evictions; residents ask why no police are available for rapes and murders

Sassa disses disability grant applicants

Towards the end of level four of the lockdown, Sassa offices reopened for applications for old age pensions and childcare and foster care grants, but not for disability grants

Corruption allegations: It’s a family affair at Dihlabeng municipality

The mayor, her relatives and their friends keep landing lucrative tenders and using state resources. Yet Lindiwe Makhalema has failed to declare the list of her relationships with people and companies benefiting from the municipality

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Municipal audit outcomes reveal public sector financial management must be professionalised

SAICA calls for a review of the mandatory minimum skills and qualifications required for all key financial management positions within the public sector

Eleven ways to protect yourself against fraud

While financial services firms work continuously to improve security, fraudsters are always devising new plans to circumvent the latest safety measures

Security and Compliance Evolution in the Data Revolution

Organisations must adopt a risk-based approach to compliance and rely on technology to mitigate that risk and on people and process controls as well

Covid-19 vs Child Nutrition

Children are being impacted severely across the world because of things such as reduced immunisation as health services prioritise treating Covid-19 cases

MTN’s network innovation sees 5G launched at 100 sites countrywide

MTN South Africa has launched its widely accessible 5G network – the first of MTN’s 21 operations across Africa and the Middle East

Economic ramifications of Covid-19

There is an opportunity for business and government in collaboration to galvanise and work together, and present ourselves as a viable destination for investment

BCX empowers its finance staff with professional accounting qualifications

'For the finance function to go beyond the numbers we need to be professional and we cannot leave out the financial control experts'

Ensuring no prospective CA(SA) is left behind

Sizwe Nxasana talks about the macro-economic impact our country will suffer if the accountancy profession fails to transform its pipeline in the pandemic

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