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[Source: BusinessTech.]

The State Security Agency (SSA) wants the controversial Protection of State Information Bill – commonly referred to as the ‘secrecy bill’ – to be reintroduced.

In his 2019 budget speech, deputy minister of State Security Zizi Kodwa said that the bill should be reconsidered and worked-on during President Cyril Ramaphosa’s current term of office.

“We recommend that the Protection of State Information Bill (POSIB) be reconsidered, or referred to the Constitutional Court to provide an opinion on the constitutionality thereof, in order for review processes and the requisite amendments to be applied within the timespan of the 6th Administration,” he said.

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