"We, the people of South Africa, Recognise the injustices of our past; Honour those who suffered for justice and freedom in our land; Respect those who have worked to build and develop our country; and Believe that South Africa belongs to all who live in it, united in our diversity.” Preamble to the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa.
Monday, 19 September 2011
HOORAY! Secrecy bill is shelved!
"There are still interested parties who need further hearing, as well as other parties who have made late submissions," ANC chief whip Mathole Motshekga told journalists, saying this was despite "extensive consultations and improvements". "The ANC is of the view that these voices should be heard. The ANC caucus has therefore decided not to table the bill tomorrow (Tuesday) to allow parliament to engage further."
I certainly hope that this bill never makes it to the National Assembly, and if it does, in a greatly altered form as it would fuel corruption!