Category: Access to information

Disclosing taxpayer information: Balancing conflicting interests

Arena Holdings (Pty) Ltd v SARS (Jacob Zuma) High court dealt with a dispute concerning disclosing taxpayer information and ordered SARS to disclose the tax returns of the former president for the 2010 to 2018 tax years after...

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Forensic investigation report: Disclosure and legal privilege

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Privacy rights confirmed: Surveillance and interception?

AmaBhungane CIJ NPC v Minister of Justice and Correctional Services Privacy rights confirmed by constitutional court and pointed out that state agencies are empowered to “gather, correlate, evaluate and analyse” intelligence and...

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Promoting information access: Partner seeking record

H v H Applicant admitted that the respondents’ duty to provide the record depends on “establishing” a partnership but the high court decided that the parties had misunderstood the legal position because when promoting...

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Self-incrimination analysed: Commission privileges explained

State Capture Commission v Zuma Constitutional court analysed self-incrimination and decided that witnesses before a commission may claim privilege against self-incrimination but they must raise the question of privilege with...

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Alleged corruption discovery: PAIA confidential and sensitive

Panday v University of KwaZulu-Natal Applicant was characterised as a ‘busybody’ seeking information of alleged corruption but the high court decided that he was entitled to bring the application to vindicate his rights of...

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Accessing preserved evidence: Instituting legal proceedings

Cell C Ltd v MA Accessing preserved evidence allows a former employer to obtain the necessary evidence and proof to institute legal action against former employees who colluded in causing substantial prejudice to the employer...

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Interdicting broadcast refused: Access to information

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Industrial action amendments: Strategy and tactics

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Anton Pillar order: ITC information policy enforced

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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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