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Right2Know: South Africa, State of Secrets | By REBECCA DAVIS | SOUTH AFRICA | SEPTEMBER 10, 2014

For the last few years, advocacy group Right2Know has been warning of a growing climate of secrecy within the South African government. Its just-released Secrecy Report for 2014 continues to sound alarm bells, pointing to the amount of government documents being classified as secret, the difficulty of getting hold of information, and an increasing sense of clampdown on protest. 1,222 more words

South Africa

Voicing Solidarity with whistle blowers

South Africa participates in Worldwide Reading supporting Edward Snowden

South African political activists, including Zapiro and performer Masello Motant, gathered yesterday at the Association for Visual Arts (AVA) Gallery, Cape Town, to participate in the Worldwide Reading in support of American whistle blower, Edward Snowden. 579 more words

Social Issues

Parting is such sweet sorrow

At the end of last month Bush Radio took leave of two its trainees at the station. This is in line with the station mission of preparing members of the community to engage with and/or work in media. 52 more words

Bush Radio

City Press: Numsa members join SABC protest

Members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) joined a protest for media freedom outside the South African Broadcasting Corporation’s (SABC) head office in Auckland Park ahead of World Press Freedom Day tomorrow. 282 more words

Legislation needed to force politicial parties to disclose sources of funding

*featured in Wits Vuvuzela

South Africans are “chasing a dream,” according to one of the panelists at a discussion hosted by the Right2Know campaign in conjunction with Wits Journalism earlier this today. 430 more words

Wits Vuvuzela