Eleven civil society, academic and media groups have joined forces to challenge a threat to open justice and democracy in South Africa. The threat arises from a retrogressive High Court judgment made last year. The organisations will be disputing its constitutionality at the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA), following their admission as friends of the […]Read more »
Info Access Now!
The R2K Campaign is committed to the free flow of information for all – the right to access and share information lies at the centre of all grassroot struggles for access to information.
Wherever possible we will support member organisations and communities in asserting their rights to access information and freedom of expression.
For too many years our government’s national budget has reflected a commitment to conservative economic policies that gives tax breaks to the wealthy and corporations in the hope that they will create jobs and meet the needs of our people. While government has increased spending on social grants to reduce extreme poverty, on the whole economic policies […]Read more »
Issued by the Right2Know, 15 November 2014 The events in the National Assembly on Thursday night demand immediate answers. 1. Who authorised armoured police to enter the National Assembly to assault MPs? We note unconvincing assurances in Speaker Mbete’s media briefing on Friday morning, to the effect that the police had entered the chamber under […]Read more »
President Zuma must Scrap the Secrecy Bill this Sunday: International Right to Know Day On International Right to Know Day, this Sunday 28 September, the Secrecy Bill will have been sitting on President Zuma’s desk for 316 days. The Right2Know Campaign calls on the President to mark International Right to Know Day by refusing to […]Read more »
Issued by Right2Know Campaign, 29 August 2014 In a strange twist the Western Cape High Court dismissed SANRAL’s application to keep the documents and proceedings concerning the proposed tolling of the N1 and N2 in the province secret, but explained that the court rules mean that the file is not open to the public anyway. […]Read more »