State centralisation

2008-05-23 00:00

Secrecy and centralised control were cornerstones of the apartheid system and fiercely opposed by the democratic movement. An open, participative state respecting the potential contribution of each South African citizen was the aim. Yet, 14 years after liberation, old battles are being renewed.

Political interference with information that belongs in the public domain and with the business of professionals is a matter for deep public concern. Nor are these isolated examples. The government is increasingly adopting an attitude of all knowing. Its actions are consequently appearing more and more arrogant. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

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