The Protection of State Information Bill will be passed by the National Assembly today. It will then be referred to the National Council of Provinces for further consideration. Other constitutional processes lie in its likely future. With this in mind, the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory has compiled a position paper setting out its remaining areas of concern with the Bill and proposing revisions. The Centre will continue to engage with the development of appropriate and balanced legislation in this area of law, one crucial for our constitutional democracy.
Read the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory’s analysis of the Bill’s remaining flaws in the form of a position paper and a summary here.