high court PAIA

Advocacy release: No to Steinhoff secrecy

AmaBhungane and Financial Mail join forces to take on corporate “cover-up”.

Advocacy: Civil society organisations gravely concerned with the chilling effect of persistent PAIA non-compliance

The ATI Network is a coalition of civil society and media organisations, who have since 2008 worked collaboratively to advance the constitutional right to information as provided for in the Promotion of Access to Information Act of 2000.

RICA Surveillance

Advocacy analysis: Inside amaBhungane’s landmark ruling on surveillance

The constitution sets the bar, but can our spies and our state rise to the challenge?

Advocacy: Q&A with AmaB’s Karabo Rajuili on party funding transparency

AmaBhungane advocacy coordinator Karabo Rajuili recently addressed the Independent Electoral Commission (IEC) on draft regulations for the Political Party Funding Act. She focused on sections of the Act that impact the free flow of information and freedom of the media.

Advocacy: The South African government’s thinking on surveillance law is regressive

At the heart of the problem is the country’s main communication surveillance law, the Regulation of Interception of Communications Act (Rica). 

Advocacy: Spying case is start of SA’s privacy reckoning

AmaBhungane’s constitutional challenge to SA’s surveillance law RICA in court.

Advocacy: AmaBhungane calls on parliament to halt finalisation of PIC Amendment Bill

In written submissions, amaBhungane has urged parliament to amend the PIC Act to allow for public access to records of the PIC’s investment decisions.

Company shareholders' information: Privacy vs public's right to information

Advocacy: A call for disclosure of beneficial owners

The current Companies Amendment Bill revision offers an “ideal opportunity” to include a beneficial ownership disclosure.

Advocacy: AmaBhungane condemns Tanzanian authorities’ harassment and detention of Angela Quintal and her CPJ colleague, Muthoki Mumo  

Quintal is the Africa Program coordinator for the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) and an amaBhungane board member.

Plum tax contract for Sars chief's nephew

Advocacy: AmaB approaches Nugent on Sars using tax law against journalists

Press release.

Advocacy: Media welcome Constitutional Court ruling on party funding

Media is now calling for greater transparency in the Political Party Funding Bill.

Advocacy: AmaB wins access to information battle over Gupta Waterkloof landing

Advocacy: AmaB wins access to information battle over Gupta Waterkloof landing

Judge Tati Makgoka of the high court in Pretoria described the DoD’s delays and failures to respond as “unpardonable’” and “unconscionable”.

Advocacy: AmaB challenges snooping law

Advocacy: AmaB challenges snooping law

Press Release

Advocacy: amaBhungane joins international campaign for politicians' tax transparency

Advocacy: amaBhungane joins international campaign for politicians’ tax transparency

Are MPs paying their fair share of tax?

Advocacy: Report shows continued non-compliance with PAIA

Advocacy: Report shows continued non-compliance with PAIA

PAIA is a powerful tool in the hands of investigative journalists, and the media in general.

Advocacy Update: Victory for amaB and civil society in push for nuclear transparency

Advocacy Update: Victory for amaB and civil society in push for nuclear transparency

Parliament’s energy portfolio committee briefing on the procurement of nuclear power stations will be open.

Advocacy: Courts hand two info rights victories to amaB in a day                                amaBhungane has obtained two court judgments that solidly reaffirms the public's right to know and journalists’ right and duty to publish information.

Advocacy: Courts hand two info rights victories to amaB in a day

The amaBhungane Centre for Investigative Journalism obtained two court judgments on Thursday, May 12, solidly reaffirming the public’s right to […]

Company shareholders' information: Privacy vs public's right to information

Advocacy: Company shareholders’ information: Privacy vs public’s right to information

A potentially precedent-setting ­dispute on the right to access information on unlisted firms’ shareholdings came before the Supreme Court of Appeal.

Unqualified public access to the ownership of companies is a vital tool in the fight against corruption

Advocacy: Unqualified public access to the ownership of companies is a vital tool in the fight against corruption, and is vital to upholding transparency.

AmaBhungane joins Supreme Court appeal for company ownership transparency.

DoE claims nuke procurement details classified

Advocacy: DoE claims nuke procurement details classified

Advocacy: Energy department refuses access-to-info request; amaBhungane to appeal