The Right2Know Campaign launched in August 2010 and has grown into a movement centred on freedom of expression and access to information. We are a democratic, activist-driven campaign that strengthens and unites citizens to raise public awareness, mobilise communities and undertake research and targeted advocacy that aims to ensure the free flow of information necessary to meet people’s social, economic, political and ecological needs and live free from want, in equality and in dignity (read our Vision, Mission and founding Principles).
In keeping with this commitment, the Right2Know Campaign now mobilises on three focuses:
- STOP SECRECY: We aim to ensure security legislation and the conduct of security agencies – in particular the policing of gatherings – is aligned to the South African Constitution and underlying values.
- INFORMATION ACCESS: We aim to ensure that public and private sector information is easily accessible to citizens and that that people with information of wrongdoing and/or of the suppression of information in the public interest are free and encouraged to share information with the public.
- COMMUNICATION RIGHTS: We aim to ensure that South Africa enjoys a free and diverse range of public, private and non-profit media and affordable access to the open and secure internet and telecommunications.
We current organise through three democratic provincial working groups based in the Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the Western Cape – as well as an elected national committee made up of representatives from key civil society organisations, community groups and social movements from across our support bases.
The R2K National Working Group, 2015/16
- Alison Tilley
- Asha Moodley
- Cleopatra Shezi
- Ghalib Galant
- Godfrey Phiri
- Meshack Mbangula
- Mhlobo Gunguluzi
- Nonhlanha Chanza
- Percy Nhau
- Philisiwe Dladla
- Precious Mazibuko
- Siviwe Mdoda
Ex officio (Provincial Coordinators): Thabane Miya (KZN), Khaya Xintolo, Nomacebo Mbayo (Western Cape) and Julie Reid, Godfrey Phiri (Gauteng).
Ex officio (R2K staff): Mark Weinberg, Janine Julisen, Vainola Makan, Joanne Adams, Bongani Xezwi, Murray Hunter, Busi Mtabane, Micah Reddy, Carina Conradie, Phezu Ntetha, Palesa Kunene, Ntombi Tshabalala.
See details of past leadership collectives.