S.Africa passes secrets bill; critics say it may hide graft

By Reuters | Thu, 25 Apr 2013 15:30 PM

* Government says it's needed to better manage state secrets

* Critics see threat to whistle-blowers and journalists

* Ratings agencies have punished S. Africa for corruption

By Jon Herskovitz

JOHANNESBURG, April 25 (Reuters) - South Africa's parliament approved a bill on Thursday for managing state secrets, ending a three-year battle over legislation critics say could be used to cover ...

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