Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Info bill deadline could be extended again

By Khanyisa Tabata
22 June 2011


ANC Chief Whip Mathole Motshekga will tomorrow table a motion for the extension of the deadline for the work on the Protection of Information Bill.

Motshekga will propose that the ad hoc committee report on its task by the 23rd of September.

He says opposition parties have agreed to the extension. Motshekga says this will give parliamentarians time to consider the wide range of views expressed on the controversial measures during the public consultation process.

The Bill has been condemned as unconstitutional and flawed. The Congress of SA Trade Unions has threatened a Constitutional Court challenge should the bill be passed in its current form.

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