Civil society prepares for battle as Secrecy Bill passed

With the Secrecy Bill needing only President Jacob Zuma’s signature now before it becomes law, civil society organisations are preparing to take their fight to the Constitutional Court, where they feel its ultimate fate should be decided. The National Assembly passed the Protection of State Information Bill, dubbed the Secrecy Bill, yesterday with 190 members Read more >

Number of national key points up by 54% in five years

In the last five years there has been a 54% increase in the number of “national key points” across the country, says Right2Know in its recently released Secret State of the Nation report. The increase has happened under the National Key Points Act – which has been referred to as an “apartheid-era” national security law. Read more >

Whistleblower gets job back, but crisis rages on

Yesterday Public Protector Thuli Madonsela announced that Justice Department whistleblower "Mrs M" would be reinstated, following an investigation into how “Mrs M” was treated for reporting corrupt colleagues at the department where she worked. The whistleblower worked at a division of the KwaZulu-Natal High Court Master’s office that dealt with children. Madonsela’s report on the Read more >