South Africa's ruling party State Security Minister Siyabonga Cwele on 16 November claimed "foreign spies" have been paying civil society groups ... to oppose the African National Congress' (ANC) new Protection of State Information Bill.
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His track record is less than exemplary yet he acts as though he has already been re-elected. Wielding a strong control over the Democratic Republic ... of Congo's state apparatus, the incumbent president did not face any real opposition ahead of the first round of polls, given that his divided opponents made it easier.
South Africa's largest trade union movement, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu), has vowed to fight the Protection of State ... Information Bill, saying it will go all the way to the Constitutional Court if it cannot bring its allies to make the changes to the so-called secrecy bill.