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. […]
Accountability & Civic Space
Intelwatch and the Campaign for Free Expression call on civil society organisations to endorse the joint statement on the General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill (GILAB).
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 […]
Dear colleague If you haven’t seen the new General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill (GILAB), then you need to. It contains elements that will be of concern to non-governmental organisations and civil society bodies. I attach a summary briefing document and a more detailed information sheet dealing with the concerns sparked by the Bill’s content. It […]
The General Intelligence Laws Amendment Bill, coming on the heels of the Zondo Commission, was an opportunity for SA’s top executive to show they were serious about intelligence reform. Instead, it paves the way for State Capture 3.0. Want to start a “non-governmental organisation”, “religious institution” or “private security company”? You may need security clearance […]
This report examines the need for legal reforms to introduce financial oversight and accountability for South Africa’s State Security Agency.
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.
Intelwatch has written to the Minister of Justice over the decision to exempt the State Security Agency from producing a PAIA manual.