PetroSA responds after denying media access to premises
The state-owned entity says its business is strategic and access to its premises is strictly controlled.
CAPE TOWN - PetroSA on Wednesday said it's not its policy to deny journalists access to its premises.
The state-owned oil company was responding to reports that a Business Day journalist was barred access when Parliament's energy committee had a meeting at its premises in Parow, Cape Town this week.
In a statement, PetroSA said its business is strategic and access to its premises is strictly controlled.
It said the committee did not inform the company that the meeting was open to the public and the journalist's name was not on the list of those attending.
PetroSA said its employees were simply following procedure by only admitting those whose names were on the list.
It said the journalist was later allowed in and that it regrets any inconvenience caused.