14 May 2010 Staff Writer
Zuma’s office claims the president should be exempt from the access to informa...

In heads of argument filed this week, Marumo Moerane, argues that the President, as head of cabinet, is beyond the reach of PAIA. This in a court case to be heard in the North Gauteng High Court on Monday 24…

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03 May 2010 Staff Writer
WORLD LEADERS NAMED AND SHAMED AS “PRESS PREDATORS”...

Seventeen presidents and heads of government made the list of “predators of press freedom” by media watchdog Reporters Without Borders (RSF). Included in the list of 40 are China’s Hu Jintao, Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, Rwanda’s Paul Kagame, Cuba’s Raul Castro, Russia’s Prime…

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12 Apr 2010 Staff Writer
Adoption of freedom of information law in the Southern Africa region...

As of 2008, 78 countries in the world had adopted access to information laws. These laws establish mechanisms for the enforcement of the right to information. Of these, only five are African countries. Some countries in the Southern African region show interest,…

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01 Apr 2010 Staff Writer
Finding the political will to enable access to public information in Zambia...

The often stated reason for the slow pace of enacting access to information laws in the region has been the lack of political will. In attempting to define the term political will, Craig Charneyargues that political will is the sum total…

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25 Mar 2010 Staff Writer
SALC IN THE NEWS: ZUMA CONTINUES TO SIT ON ARMY GENERAL’S REPORT ON VIOLENCE...

analysis In 2008 former South African President Thabo Mbeki commissioned a fact finding mission into state sponsored violence that took place in the run up to Zimbabwe’s one man presidential run-off. Mbeki, as mediator, sent six retired South African army…

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14 Apr 0201 Staff Writer
Concerns over Malawi’s ministry of agriculture violating the right to info...

In a statement by the Chairperson, Brian Ligomeka, MISA-Malawi strongly condemed the barring of Nation Publication Limited’s reporter from a Ministry of Agriculture public function ogranised on 8 April 2010. This he said was in violation of the right of…

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