oa South African Family Practice - Media freedom : on the slippery slope to repression : editorial

Volume 53, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 2078-6190
  • E-ISSN: 2078-6204



On June 16, Youth Day, while commemorating the Soweto uprising against oppression in the 1970s, South Africans were facing a new challenge to their hard-earned constitutional democracy. The controversial and hotly debated Protection of Information Bill, better known as the "Secrecy Bill", is threatening to relegate South Africa to the shady league of nations with severe restrictions on the media.

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