Press Releases

Press Releases and Statements submitted by the Helen Suzman Foundation.

 

 

By Helen Suzman Foundation
Aug 01, 2010

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Foundation to assist Constitutional Court as amicus curiae.

On 17 April 2009, Mr Hugh Glenister launched proceedings out of the Western Cape High Court, challenging the constitutionality of the 2008 Amendment Acts – which disbanded the Directorate of Special Operations, the “Scorpions” - on the grounds that the Amendment Acts breached a number of constitutional obligations. That application was dismissed. Mr Glenister subsequently appealed to the Constitutional Court.

By Helen Suzman Foundation
Jul 30, 2010

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Statement on Protection of Information Bill and Media Appeals Tribunal

The Helen Suzman Foundation notes with concern the introduction of the Protection of Information Bill. While we concede that every state needs to maintain its national security, the Bill’s understanding of the “national interest” is so broadly defined as to raise questions about the intention of the Bill.