Civil organisations want info on Bell Pottinger probe

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JOHANNESBURG - Three South African groups want access to the information forming the probe into Bell Pottinger's inappropriate conduct.

This is in relation to the work the UK-based PR firm did for the Gupta family-owned Oakbay.

The Helen Suzman Foundation, Section27 and Save SA have made the request to Bell Pottinger.

READ: Bell Pottinger summoned for London hearing

They want to make recommendations to the relevant UK regulatory bodies to help them understand the implications of the firm's conduct.

Bell Pottinger has appointed law firm Herbert Smith Freehills to probe the Oakbay saga.

It will appear before a British regulatory body on 18 August after the DA laid a complaint.

Bell Pottinger has apologised for the inappropriate and offensive social media campaign done on behalf of Oakbay.

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