Another info bill concession

2012-05-16 22:54

Cape Town - The National Council of Provinces extended the reporting deadline of its ad hoc committee processing the protection of state information bill by six weeks, to June 30, on Wednesday.

Last week, the ANC proposed several amendments to the bill in response to sustained criticism.

It notably suggested writing a cause into the draft act to protect those who expose classified information to expose corruption.

Critics have cautiously welcomed the concessions, but said more were needed to make the legislation constitutional.

It has been criticised as an onslaught on freedom of expression.

The department of state security is expected to present its views on the proposals to the ad hoc committee in coming weeks.

  • Jandl Reevo Reeves - 2012-05-16 23:23

    Thieving herd boys

      Squeegee - 2012-05-17 06:48

      Keep up the pressure until they cave...

  • Slick - 2012-05-17 00:20

    WILL still expose the Food and Beverage Industry,Hospitality Industry, others and the Government. For the heinous, dastardly,immoral abuses and fraud we have all suffered and continue to suffer daily and for more years than can even be guessed at. As I have stated in so many previous/recent articles regarding this matter!! Maybe they read them all which I very much doubt, but one never knows with this EVIL,CORRUPT, IMMORAL ,UNETHICAL REGIME! They WILL ALL be exposed, no matter what the EVIL Bigots do with Bill/Act or whatever they going to call it or how it will be implemented ...

  • WhiteNut - 2012-05-17 01:01

    This head line is misleading....

  • Gerald Jordaan - 2012-05-17 05:35

    An extension is not a concession..News24 is scraping the bottom of the barrel for news!! Try phone hacking you pricks!!

  • Muisie - 2012-05-17 09:04

    Thieves.....they want the Info Bill at all cost...they use National Security as an excuse for their massive cover-up....the Mduli case is a good example..

  • Alan - 2012-05-17 09:11

    (Alan2) The bottom line is: how can a reasonable person actually trust a party that put a man in charge who had over 700 charges of fraud and moneylaundering raised against him (that were simply swept under the carpet by fancy legal footwork)? This should never have happened. The result is that whatever the ANC now proposes is fraught with suspicion, because corruption has been proved as totally endemic to the party.

  • deluka.mashaba1 - 2012-05-17 14:11

    if this bill pases then us law students are going to be confused because we are tought that the constitution act 108 of 1996 is the supreme law of south africa

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