This piece by Heidi Swart was first published by News24. An amended version of the so-called ‘spy bill’ – which previously sparked an outcry over fears that NGOs and churches could face a security crackdown – comes no closer to adequately addressing the concerns raised by the Financial Action Task Force when SA was greylisted. […]
Download Intelwatch’s submission on the RICA bill, and how it falls short of delivering meaningful surveillance reforms in South Africa.
This opinion piece, written by Murray Hunter and first published by GroundUp, draws attention to a new Bill in South Africa’s Parliament to amend the country’s surveillance law, RICA. The Bill is open for comment until 6 October 2024. Parliament has called for comment on its new bill to amend RICA, South Africa’s surveillance law. The […]
Download this fact sheet here. Introduction The General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill (GILAB) is a new bill amending the powers and mandate of South Africa’s state intelligence services. The Bill was approved by Cabinet in May this year. At the time of this writing (21 August 2023), the GILAB had yet to be tabled in […]
Former Zondo Commission evidence leader Vicky Heideman unpacks her research on improving oversight for South Africa’s. State Security Agency.
Former Zondo Commission evidence leader Vicky Heideman unpacks her research on the lack of financial oversight and accountability in the State Security Agency.