SA’s Secrecy Bill – Another Threat to Media Freedom

The government is in the process of passing a law that will limit access to government information undermining transparency, accountability, and media freedom in South Africa. The Protection of Information Bill allows every organ of state – from government...

The ANC’s Media Freedom Doublespeak

By Jane Duncan2 August 2010The ruling African National Congress (ANC) has just released a document on the media for its National General Council (NGC) meeting, scheduled for September. The document, entitled ‘Media transformation, ownership and diversity’,...

Consign the Info Bill to the Dustbin of History

By Terry BellIn 1993, as the prospect of a non-racist democracy loomed, the last apartheid president, F. W. de Klerk and his minions, ordered the destruction of tonnes of files, microfilm, audio and computer tapes and disks.  Information about state-sponsored murders,...

Press Statement: The Strike is On

Joint Statement for the Cosatu Unions and the Independent Labour Caucus The COSATU Public Service Unions and the Independent Labour Caucus (ILC) last Friday called a press conference where we pointed out that we have been patiently trying to persuade the employer to...