Cape Town - Parliament is in a race to fix some of the flawed laws it has passed in order to meet a deadline set down by the Constitutional Court.
In June last year the apex court handed down a judgment which confirmed a ruling by the Western Cape High Court which declared that the Promotion of Access to Information Amendment Bill (PAIA) was invalid.
It found, among other things, that the PAIA was inconsistent with the Constitution as it failed to provide records, preservation and reasonable disclosure of information on private funding of political parties and independent candidates.
The court ordered Parliament to make changes within 18 months.
This also comes after the Parliamentary Monitoring Group (PMG) had also noted that 12 laws needed to be fixed urgently and a few to be corrected before the end of this year.