Hearings into the Protection of Informational Bill resume in Parliament

By Lelethu Mquqo
25 July 2011

The hearings into the proposed Protection of Information Bill have resumed in Parliament.

The chairperson of the ad hoc committee dealing with the Bill, Cecil Burgess, says they will not be able to satisfy everyone.

He says the so-called Secrecy Bill has been misrepresented, adding that it is meant to help fight against corruption in the public sector.

Activists claim the Bill, in its current form, seriously infringes on South Africa’s basic media freedoms.


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