List of national key points must be released – court

2014-12-03 10:58

It is unlawful and unconstitutional to not reveal national keypoints, the South Gauteng High Court has ruled.

The Right2Know Campaign and the South African History Archive wanted the police to reveal the national key points under the Promotion of Access to Information Act.

National key points were protected from being photographed or identified as key points, and are understood to include military installations and services or factories that are considered strategic.

In 2012, a request made to the police for a list of key points was refused.

The police ministry had 30 days to release the names of the 200 national keypoints.

Judge Roland Sutherland also ruled that the police should foot the legal bill for the two organisations.

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