On Saturday 25th October 2014, the Right2Know Gauteng will be hosting a public dialogue entitled, ‘How Secrecy Affects Our Lives’ in Meadowlands Zone 3, Soweto.
South Africa is facing a crisis of secrecy. Whether as applied to the arms deal, Nkandla, the proposed nuclear build programme, e-tolls, political party funding, the profits of mining companies, environmental destruction by corporate capital, national and local budgets or municipal expenditure on basic services, a veil of secrecy is being thrown up to prevent the public’s right to know. As a result, we are faced with parallel crisis of corruption at all levels in both the public and private sectors, of accountability and ultimately, of our democracy.
Join us, together with the Public Protector’s office, the South African History Archive, Corruption Watch and others to interrogate and discuss secrecy and accountability.
Time: 10h00AM – 12h00PM
Venue: Bapedi Community Hall opposite Meadow Point
219 Masilela Street
Meadowlands Zone 3
Speakers: Dinkie Dube (Public Protector’s Office)
Torien van Wyk (SA History Archive)
Sibongile Mtshali (Corruption Watch)
Jayshree Pather (Right2Know Campaign)
For further comment contact:
R2K Gauteng Organiser: Bongani Xezwi on (073 904 1626)
R2K Gauteng Working Group Member: Philisiwe Dhladhla on (083 948 8031)