ARTICLES RELATING TO INFO BILL

'Go against the questions to try to find the answers - André P Brink

2015-02-07 21:06

Celebrated author André P Brink, who has died aged 79, said in his last speech if one knew the answers in advance, there wouldn't be adventures, there wouldn't be true choices.

Mazibuko warns against 'info ministry'

2014-05-02 20:16

DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko says the introduction of an "information ministry" will have a devastating effect on democracy.

Info bill note causes confusion

2013-12-12 18:01

An internal parliamentary note listing draft laws passed in the legislature's fourth term sparked unfounded rumours that the Protection of State Information Bill had been signed into law.

Sanef urges Zuma not to sign info bill

2013-11-14 13:02

The SA National Editors' Forum has appealed to President Jacob Zuma not to sign the protection of state information bill into law in its current form.

MPs adopt report on info bill

2013-10-30 22:57

MPs have adopted a revised report about recent, minor amendments to the protection of state information bill, bringing it a step closer to becoming law.

Info bill sent back to committee

2013-10-22 18:34

The National Assembly has referred the protection of state information bill back to the ad hoc committee that drafted and recently reviewed it, because it had failed to observe procedural rules.

Info bill not end of media freedom - Thloloe

2013-10-16 14:38

There will still be space for press freedom even when the protection of state information bill becomes law, former press ombudsman Joe Thloloe says.

ANC wants limited changes to info bill

2013-10-09 23:04

The ANC has ruled out a comprehensive rewrite of the protection of state information bill and says it has confined itself to correcting two technical errors in the draft law.

Info bill review limited to 2 days

2013-10-05 07:27

MPs have been allocated only two days to review the protection of state information bill, suggesting limited scope for changes to the contentious official secrets legislation.

DA seeks clarity on info bill

2013-09-19 23:16

DA parliamentary leader Lindiwe Mazibuko has asked President Jacob Zuma for clarity on the extent to which MPs can make amendments to the protection of state information bill.

 

Views on media freedom diverse

2015-01-22 05:00

The concept of freedom of expression in the media has a different meaning depending on whether you ask a journalist, an editor or a cartoonist.

SA has failed its citizens - HRW

2014-01-21 22:05

Human Rights Watch says South Africa has failed to protect the rights of its citizens.

Confusion over info bill

2013-12-12 14:07

President Jacob Zuma has signed the protection of state information bill into law, according to reports.

Info bill goes back to Zuma

2013-11-12 17:48

Despite protest from opposition benches, the National Assembly has adopted the revised protection of state information bill.

MPs seeks advice on info bill

2013-10-29 22:50

MPs processing the protection of state information bill have heeded advice from State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele to seek more legal counsel on the adoption of a committee report.

Govt: Secrecy bill fears unfounded

2013-10-16 18:42

Considerations about a public interest defence have been incorporated into the Protection of State Information Bill, a government official says.

ANC pushes through limited info bill changes

2013-10-10 22:27

The ANC has signed off on limited changes to the protection of state information bill, pushing aside objections that the process had been thwarted by procedural error on the part of the president.

Committee set to review info bill

2013-10-09 08:59

The ad hoc committee appointed to review the protection of state information bill has been given two days to consider possible amendments.

Info bill is a democracy exercise - MP

2013-09-27 22:24

The fight against certain parts of the protection of state information bill has been South Africa's first real exercise of democracy, MP Mario Oriani-Ambrosini says.

Chance for Parly to review info bill - SAHRC

2013-09-14 07:30

The decision by President Jacob Zuma to refer the protection of state information bill back to Parliament, has presented an opportunity to consider other threats posed by the bill.

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