The Office of the ANC Chief Whip welcomed the National Assembly's passage of the Protection of State Information Bill on Tuesday.
Spokesman Moloto Mothapo said the Protection of State Information Bill was essentially a security bill, not a media bill.
He said it was aimed at protecting the national security of the country.
“It is firmly in line with best international practice as states have constitutional obligations to protect their people and territorial integrity.”
He said the Bill was a consequence of the acknowledgement that there were still inconsistencies and discrepancies in the current Protection of Information Act, of 1982, which presently regulates protection of disclosure of certain information.