Intelwatch participated in a Daily Maverick webinar on surveillance reform in South Africa. Blurb: Parliament has called for comment on its new bill to amend RICA, South Africa’s communications surveillance law. The Department of Justice introduced the RICA amendment bill more than two years after the Constitutional Court declared key parts of the surveillance law […]
Intelwatch is a recently launched non-profit organisation based in South Africa, and working internationally. We aim to promote democratic oversight of state and private intelligence agencies, monitor and report on surveillance activities, raise awareness of the risks of undemocratic intelligence and surveillance activities, and advocate for progressive laws and policies that safeguard fundamental rights. Intelwatch […]
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).
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 […]
Intelwatch has written to the Minister of Justice over the decision to exempt the State Security Agency from producing a PAIA manual.
The Media Policy and Democracy Project (MPDP), a partner organisation and forerunner to Intelwatch, is convening a summit on surveillance in Southern Africa on 22 June 2023. Since its establishment in 2012, MPDP has become a significant contributor to knowledge on surveillance and intelligence reform in Southern Africa. This convening will bring together independent researchers […]
Intelwatch invites you to a roundtable on 31 May 2023, to present our first research output: ‘Reforming communications surveillance in South Africa: Recommendations in the wake of the AmaBhungane judgment and beyond.’