A flurry of social media activity by online influencers appears to be an attempt to minimise the impact of negative media coverage of the Karpowership gas-to-electricity consortium.
The constitutional court handed down a significant judgment on this week, declaring that certain provisions of the infamous Regulation of Interception of Communications Act are unconstitutional.
In a landmark judgment handed down on Thursday, the constitutional court banned the South African state from bulk surveillance of online communication, preventing security agencies from hoovering up Internet data.
Suspicious payments flowed to a company owned by Johannesburg mayor Geoff Makhubo and to the ANC in the months directly before and after EOH landed major contracts with the city.
The high court judgment has found sections of Rica to be unconstitutional and invalid, starting with the fact that the act does not prescribe a process for people to be informed about state surveillance.
South Africa’s Rica legislation, which governs the ability of the state to spy on the electronic communications of citizens, is unlawful, the high court in Johannesburg has ruled.
A case before the high court in Pretoria is set to have important implications for citizens’ privacy – and the ability of journalists to do their work without hindrance.