Category: Access to information

Funding political parties: Right to an informed vote

My Vote Counts NPC v Minister of Justice and Correctional Services The constitutional court’s unanimous judgment on funding political parties is important in many respects and will surely give rise to an informed debate...

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Utterances comprising intimidation: Constitutional invalidity considered

Moyo v Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development; Sonti v Minister of Justice and Correctional Services This SCA judgment concerning utterances comprising intimidation suggests that senior managers who require employees...

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Deliberations as a class of information: Disclosure on review

Helen Suzman Foundation v Judicial Service Commission “In sum, I can think of no reason why deliberations as a class of information ought generally to be excluded from a rule 53 record. For me, the question is whether...

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Access to interview results for municipal manager

On the application of a person applying for the position of municipal manager, the high court ordered the prospective employer to pay the costs of the application and to provide the applicant with: reasons for not appointing him...

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Constitutional obligation: PAIA must be challenged

My Vote Counts NPC v Speaker of the National Assembly (CCT121/14) [2015] ZACC 31 (30 September 2015) The minority judgment, written by Cameron J (with Moseneke DCJ, Froneman J and Jappie AJ concurring) held that the...

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Access to information: compliance defeats appeal

Qoboshiyane NO v Avusa Publishing Eastern Cape (Pty) Ltd (864/2011) [2012] ZASCA 166; 2013 (3) SA 315; [2013] JOL 30408 (SCA) (21 November 2012) per Wallis JA. An MEC obtained a report into maladministration in a municipality in...

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