17 September 2007

Access to Security Police files in question again

SAHA has been refused access to a listing of security police files held by the National Archives on the basis that disclosure will breach the privacy rights of third parties. The refusal, and the attitude of the National Archivist as we shall detail in the attached update, raises fresh concerns about the retention of apartheid era records, and more particularly, about the destruction and concealment of information about one of the key agencies involved in the perpetration of human rights violations by the apartheid government.

Please follow this link to read an update concerning this matter

For more information please contact:

Kate Allan
Freedom of Information Programme
South African History Archive
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