Secrecy Bill Hearings Resume: national security emphasised

Hearings on the Secrecy Bill continued in the National Council of Provinces today, with Dennis Dlomo, the Acting Director of the State Security Agency, presenting submissions. An interesting comment to arise has been the staunch resistance of the Agency to take out the Promotion of Access to Information Act override as protection is allegedly more important than access (as per quotes coming from the session currently). This speaks more broadly […]

Murray painting rated 16 by the FPB

In yet another articulation of the drama surrounding “The Spear”, the Film and Publications Board has rated the painting as not being suitable for persons under the age of 16 years of age. The FPB was quoted by News24 as saying: “The FPB therefore presents to you that a classification rating of ’16N’ has been decided upon by the classification committee for the artwork by Brett Murray titled The Spear.” […]