The Controversial Info Bill - A Step Closer to Becoming LawDespite continued opposition of the Protection of State Information Bill, the ruling ANC's National Council of Provinces has passed the bill after over 800 amendments were made.
South Africa: State Security Welcomes NCOP's Decision On Info Bill
SAnews.gov.za, 30 November 2012
The Ministry of State Security has welcomed the passing of the Protection of State Information Bill by the National Council of Provinces. Read more »
Right to Know members and supporters singing outside parliament.
South Africa: NCOP Adopts Info Bill Draft
SAPA, 29 November 2012
The ANC on Thursday drove final amendments to the Protection of State Information Bill through the National Council of Provinces amid protest, bringing the so-called secrecy bill… Read more »
DA, 27 November 2012
The Ad Hoc Committee on the Protection of State Information Bill adopted the final committee report on the Secrecy Bill today despite opposition to the process. The Bill will now… Read more »
South Africa: POIB - the Sound of Secrets
Daily Maverick, 21 November 2012
Wednesday saw the beginning of the last round of Parliamentary deliberations on the controversial Protection of State Information Bill, from the ad hoc committee which has been… Read more »
The ANC has proposed new changes to the contentious Protection of State Information Bill after about 50 protesters gathered at the gates of Parliament in Cape Town, South Africa, ... Read more »
Civil society organisations have been brought onto the playing field in a structured way as a specific part of the ANC's strategy to reinvent, reconfigure and resubmit the ... Read more »
While the Democratic Alliance has welcomed proposed amendments to the Protection of State Information Bill, it believes further clarification on key criteria is required. Read more »