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Success in legal challenge to Sanral secrecy ruling

By Tony Carnie First published in the Mercury Update: The Supreme Court of Appeal in Bloemfontein on Monday ruled in favour of the City of Cape Town by setting aside an order made by the Western Cape High Court on 28 August 2014 concerning the secrecy application of the South African National Roads Agency (Sanral). Read more >

Civil society organisations challenge High Court

Corruption Watch is one of 11 civil society groups intervening as amici curiae in a challenge to a High Court judgment relating to the City of Cape Town’s dispute with Sanral. The organisations are concerned that the judgment, handed down in August 2014 by Judge Ashley Binns-Ward, will limit media freedom and access to High Read more >

Op-ed: How the Seriti Commission is failing

​Source: Kholiswa Tyiki, R2K This opinion piece by Right2Know journalist and researcher Kholiswa Tyiki takes a critical look at the Seriti Commission's seeming reluctance to make crucial documents available to cross-examiners, and calls for more public participation and pressure for the full truth to be revealed. The arms deal, which saw South Africa spending up to Read more >

Access to information Act ‘failing’

South Africa’s access-to-information provisions appear to be failing as two out of three formal requests for information are refused, says Right2Know in its recently released Secret State of the Nation report, detailing the state of secrecy and openness in the country. “If compliance with the Promotion of Access to Information Act (Paia) is a litmus Read more >