Right2Know affiliated communities in the Vaal will hold a Secrecy Bill picket outside the Emfuleni Municipality:
PRESIDENT ZUMA DO THE RIGHT THING! DON’T SIGN THE SECRECY BILL INTO LAW!
SEND IT BACK TO PARLIAMENT OR TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT!
Date: Wednesday 7 May 2013
Time: 12h30 – 14h00
Venue: Emfuleni Municipality (Klasie Havenga Street, Frikkie Meyer Boulevard, Vanderbijlpark)
The Secrecy Bill, which has now passed both Houses of Parliament and will soon be sent to president Zuma for his signature, remains a clear threat to South Africa’s right to know. As part of R2K’s ongoing activities around the Bill, affiliated community organisations in the Vaal will participate in a picket at the Emfuleni Municipality.
In the past two years R2K has expanded its work into many grassroots communities, conducting public activities and popular education on the four legs of our Campaign (Access to Information, Media Diversity, Stop the Secrecy Bill and Justice for Whistleblowers). As such, these communities are all too well aware that the final version of the Secrecy Bill amongst other things, criminalises the public for possessing information that has already been leaked, protects apartheid-era secrets and still contains broad definitions of national security that will in all likelihood be used to suppress legitimate disclosures in the public interest. If President Zuma signs in into law, it will affect every community’s right to access and make known crucial information from government that impacts on residents lives.
For more information contact R2K Gauteng Organiser, Bongani Xezwi on 0710432221
FIGHT FOR YOUR RIGHT2KNOW! STOP THE SECRECY BILL FROM BECOMING LAW!