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THE CONTRADICTION AT THE HEART OF PUBLIC PROCUREMENT

Introduced on May 22, 2023, the Public Procurement Bill (B 18-2023) seeks to streamline South Africa’s public procurement framework. Concerns persist about its ability to ensure transparency and fairness. Urgent revisions are crucial to align the Bill with constitutional principles, upholding democratic values.

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UNMASKED: THE GILAB BILL’S HIDDEN THREATS BEYOND THE REMOVED CLAUSE

The statement highlights the revisions to the bill, specifically the removal of a contentious vetting clause for NGOs and religious bodies. Despite this positive change, the statement emphasizes persisting flaws, including vague definitions, threats to constitutional rights, and the absence of oversight mechanisms, indicating that GILAB continues to pose risks. 

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FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION IS SACROSANCT

The FW de Klerk Foundation discusses the pro-Palestine group’s disruption of a peace prayer gathering on November 12 at Sea Point promenade was unjustified and a clear violation of the prayer group’s constitutional rights to free speech and peaceful demonstration.

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Assessment of Compliance of Election Manifestos for the 2024 South African National Elections with the Bill of Rights

The assessment of 17 parties aims to evaluate how well each manifesto aligns with the Constitution’s core values, with a particular emphasis on compliance with the Bill of Rights.