The Right2Know Campaign presents the 2016 Champions for the Right to Know Calendar! The calendar celebrates some of the country’s courageous individuals and organisations that have made an important contribution to advancing the right to know.
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Orders close on Sunday 31 January 2016.
The calendar will also be available in Cape Town, Gauteng and KZN offices in January 2016.
MEET THE CHAMPIONS
BLIKKIESDORP JOINT COMMITTEE
The Blikkiesdorp Joint Committee have repeatedly challenged the City of Cape Town on access to information with respect to the airport runway restructuring plans and the right to housing. Read more.
Moyo is a community activist in Makause who has faced harassment by the police, and who has gone to court to challenge the apartheid-era Intimidation Act which is to silence “troublemakers”. Read more.
MARIKANA SUPPORT CAMPAIGN/ UHURU PRODUCTIONS
Marikana Support Campaign/Uhuru Productions used the multi-award winning documentary, MINERS SHOT DOWN, to campaign effectively for justice for the murdered Marikana miners. Read more.
TOM NKOSI & ZIWAPHI NEWSPAPER
Nkosi is a community newspaper publisher & journalist based in Mpumalanga. He was threatened with criminal defamation for publishing allegations about political squabbles involving a senior Mpumalanga politician. Read more
GLEBELANDS COMMUNITY LEADERS
Glebelands violence has claimed many lives but the leaders of uBunye Bamahostela neZakhiwo Zawo, a non-political grassroots organisation that represents over 100 000 residents from nine of Durban’s ten hostels, has been working tirelessly to bring peace to the community. Read more.
VAAL ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE ALLIANCE/CENTRE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL RIGHTS
Vaal activists scored a major victory for environmental transparency, forcing a major industrial polluter to cough up info it had tried to hide for 10 years. Read more.