'Bring back FoI Bill'

A three-day workshop by Centre for Human Rights (CHR) has recommended the ever-present need to resuscitate the Freedom of Information (FoI) Bill, which without a revisit, is incongruous with government taking pride in democratic norms.

Moreover, repackaging it to adopt a more human rights approach in line with the regional and international human rights standards would bring out eminent liberties immanent in democratic practice and good governance.

The workshop, from September 2 to 4, 2019, was held in collaboration with Electoral Commissions Forum of Southern African Development Community (SADC), University of Pretoria and the University of Botswana.

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Women in Politics caucus NGO, a welcome development

In the 2014 General Election, women who stood for parliamentary elections were a mere 17 out of a total of 192 aspirants, and sadly the number dropped to 11 out of 210 parliamentary aspirants in the 2019 General Election. Hopefully, registration of the Women in Politics Caucus will give women the necessary support to join politics. While things were slowly improving, women for a long time were at the receiving end as compared to their male...

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