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Hefty bill for info bill ad campaign

2012-05-18 22:10

Cape Town - The government spent just under R2.7m on its advertising campaign for the protection of state information bill which was launched last month, minister in the residency, Collins Chabane, confirmed on Friday.

The R2.686m bill was footed by the ministry for state security, the sponsor of the contentious draft act on classification, Chabane said in response to a parliamentary question from the Democratic Alliance.

Some R2.1m went towards advertising on mainstream broadcast media while about half-a-million-rand was spent on print advertisements.

The DA dismissed the advertising campaign as propaganda.

Comments
  • Jackie - 2012-05-18 22:16

    As usual, pouring money down the drain

      kayley.segal - 2012-05-18 22:34

      Why? The only people who could be influenced with their ads can't read!

      TSOTSI Smilification - 2012-05-18 22:38

      "Some R2.1m went towards advertising on mainstream broadcast media while about half-a-million-rand was spent on print advertisements." EVERY RIGHT THINKING PERSON KNOWS THIS IS PROPOGANDA! EVERY SINGLE SOUTH AFRICAN MUST RELIES THIS BILL IS A DANGER TO THEIR FREEDOM. I DONT CARE WHAT RACE YOU ARE! BLACK OR WHITE! THIS BILL WILL RESULT IN MANY LIVES BEING LOST!!!!! WAKE UP PEOPLE!!! STOP LISTENING TO THE LIES!

      Lacrimose - 2012-05-18 22:44

      @kayley.segal - most of the advertising has been on radio - and bordering on misrepresentation.

      Werner - 2012-05-19 06:32

      Isn't it ironic that they are using the peoples who oppose this bill's money (our tax money) for the add campaign???

      Michele - 2012-05-19 09:09

      I couldn't agrre more Tsotsi, spending our money to defend a bill that we as the populace of the country do not want !

  • Johana - 2012-05-18 22:26

    It is worth every penny, media are scared.

      malcolm.molver - 2012-05-18 22:33

      Anybody who values true democracy should oppose this Bill. You are just a blind puppet of the ANC. Not so bright hey?

      Lacrimose - 2012-05-18 22:44

      Well of course that is just what we need in a free and democratic society. A frightened media.

      Gordon - 2012-05-18 22:49

      Those rushing to pass this bill are so caught up in the power rush that they completley forget that these laws are the ones they will be cursing when their mates turn on them!! And it happens and has happened for millenia. Watch "A man for All Seasons" HERE: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDBiLT3LASk

      colin.dovey - 2012-05-19 08:13

      A "frightened media?" - the complete opposite of what DEMOCRACY is meant to be......censorship is exactly what we fought against during the CENSORSHIP mentality of the NATIONAL PARTY regime....and now YOU @Johana want THAT back?

  • bernpm - 2012-05-18 22:27

    When a government has to spend money on advertising their controversial intentions for legislations, the government has a problem of trust with the public.

      Lacrimose - 2012-05-18 22:48

      The radio ads are borderline misrepresentation. They use a cute docu-drama method to get the threat to national security across but fail to impart what the full consequences to freedom of information could be.

  • Slick - 2012-05-18 23:01

    Woohoooo so much money huh. Well surprise dear Government why don't you tell the Public you being sued for R410 million by a member of the Public that took you on and beat you at your own Game! See my previous posts that you and your colluding media forums try and delete!! Alas the PUBLIC is going to know the truth and there is NOTHING you can do about it. NOTHING!! Its called "for every action there is a opposite reaction" but the real TRUTH is you never expected the reaction cause its based on TRUTH that you cannot run from woot!! Just think 49 million people are going to be very angry when the TRUTH breaks and its two weeks away. You see dear ANC Government what you have sowed upon me so shall you reap. Just so much more. And guess what LOL... I have more validated and verified complaints that I shall be claiming against you about very soon. Think I'm joking and sensationalizing my matters on a blog site huh. I know full well the Government has people that read these blogs. This is NO brag its retribution and Best you deliberate this very carefully. I have proved to you ALL. I shall NOT run or hide. Not now NOT ever. The fraud,horrendous and dire health abuses, collusion, corruption, immorality and non ethics that you will NOT stop occurring in the Food and Beverage Industry,that continues unabated against ALL citizens whether living or have deceased unfairly because of YOU. Will STOP or the population will STOP U. Know this!!

      Dave - 2012-05-18 23:11

      @Slick, Please give details of:- "Just think 49 million people are going to be very angry when the TRUTH breaks and its two weeks away."

      Slick - 2012-05-18 23:27

      @ Dave. If you peruse all the prior articles regarding this issue you will see my posts. Its all about ASTRONOMICAL fraud and abuse and collusion between the Government and the Food and Beverage Industry as a whole against unsuspecting citizens. IE: NON compliant labeling of food products. NON Compliant foods etc etc. Many with dastardly health probabilities and fraud on the unsuspecting public. This for more years than you can guess at and its getting worse daily.! What it is more than extremely concerning and heinous is that the same Government Departments facing legal challenge validated and verified the complaints but allow the NON compliance's to continue unabated!

      Slick - 2012-05-18 23:40

      @ Dave, When I said two weeks away. This is when the first criminal court action starts against a leading Food Retailer. There are 19 others to follow I have also lodged against the Government. The Public Protector has also been requested to intervene against the Governmental Departments and Ministers and this includes the State President.

  • Slick - 2012-05-18 23:13

    Ohhhhhh you don't have any money huh?? Too bad. You got 1 Billion Rand from a Bread Manufacturer not long ago that you fined for price fixing and collusion and fraud etc etc. Sooooo I guess 50 % of that aint too shabby for now. Just saying! You see Dear ANC Government, what goes around comes around huh...LOL!

  • Tsietsi - 2012-05-18 23:30

    How can these guys in government spend so much money on something that is unconstitutional? Yet there is a backlog of houses, sanitation etc. Our country is not in capable hands. It is a shame! They just can't foretell and can't pre-empt.

  • Philip - 2012-05-18 23:31

    Why don't they pay a part for the E-toll with the money they just spent on the Protection Bill?

      Slick - 2012-05-18 23:48

      @ Woseck. Why dont the pay the whole of the E-TOLL out the R500 million they have left from the R1 Billion fine on the bread producer? What about all the other fines the Competition Tribunal hands out. ITS BILLIONS... need I say more ...

  • FinalJustice - 2012-05-19 09:31

    Bull twang, this is just another example of how the CancER succeeds to launder money for their own back pockets. First time ever I hear about an advertising campaign in order to enforce new law. God, the way these institutions dish-up crappy ideas to rip off public funds are sickening!

  • Jacqui - 2012-05-19 13:41

    Cough up tax payers, you are the government's gravy train.

  • Peter - 2012-05-20 09:32

    Another 2,7 Million that could have been used to help towards feeding the poor. Stop wasting money on your own hidden agendas and start helping your people, who might I just add also fought in the struggle for freedom. This just makes me sick to the stomach

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