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17 January 2018 17:09 (South Africa)

African Union condemns protection of information bill

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

The African Union has spoken out against South Africa's proposed freedom of information bill. The AU's special rapporteur for media and freedom of expression, Pansy Tlakula, said: "If we pass the present bill, it will undo the good work the Republic of South Africa has done to ensure freedom of information." She made the statement at the launch of the Gauteng branch of the Right2Know campaign.  Read more: News24, The Daily Maverick

  • Andy Rice
    andy rice
    Andy Rice

    Andy Rice is a founding partner of Yellowwood Future Architects, a marketing strategy consultancy. In his other lives, he is the southern hemisphere's only supporter of Cambridge United Football Club, and was once upon a time the South African National Spoofing Champion. He has played football at Wembley and cricket at Lord's within the same weekend, but troubled the scorer on neither occasion. Things could only go up from here.

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