AmaBhungane’s constitutional challenge to SA’s surveillance law RICA is being heard at the Pretoria High Court. We started working on the matter after getting confirmation in 2017 that our Sam Sole’s communications were intercepted.
We’ll argue in court that RICA lacks the necessary safeguards to protect the public’s constitutional right to privacy, and the duty of journalists to protect their sources.
We’ll also argue for proper regulation of the state’s bulk surveillance architecture, which remains outside of any oversight framework and is wide open to abuse.
The Right2Know Campaign and Privacy International have been admitted as friends of the court. All the pleadings can be accessed via our virtual library.