With widespread internet access and a long tradition of free expression, South Africa is a relative oasis of internet freedom on the African continent. You can use ExpressVPN to get a South African IP address from anywhere in the world. Occasionally, however, legislation does come up that threatens the digital rights of South Africans:
The Protection of State Information Bill
Also called the Secrecy Bill, the Protection of State Information Bill is an attempt to regulate the spread of state information that as a consequence pits the interests of the government against the people’s right to free expression. Although the president refused to sign the bill in 2013 and sent it back to the National Assembly, critics say it still has the potential to limit journalists’ access to information and discourage whistle-blowers from exposing corruption.
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