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 »
Since August 2010 we’ve been mobilising against draconian clauses in the Protection of Sate Information Bill (the Secrecy Bill). Our founding statement, “Stop the Secrecy Bill! Let the Truth Be Told!” laid out a “7 Point Freedom Test” for any such law. A lot has changed in the Bill since then (see resources below and our statements from Parliament) but the Bill has now been passed by Parliament, with several deep flaws unaddressed. In R2K’s analysis, it remains a threat to the free flow of information.
- Download the final version of Secrecy Bill.
- See our plain-language analysis of the latest version of the Secrecy Bill.
- Download R2K’s Parliamentary submission on the Secrecy Bill.
- Download the pamphlet “Key Questions on the Secrecy Bill”.
- View more resources.
Introducing R2K’s 2014 Secret State of the Nation Report Today the Right2Know Campaign releases its 2014 ‘Secret State of the Nation’ report, a snapshot study of trends, patterns and challenges with secrecy in South Africa. The report’s key findings include signs of abuse of secrecy and continued securitisation of some parts of the state: Increasing […]Read more »
The Right2Know Campaign condemns the security cluster ministers’ announcement that they will challenge the Public Protector’s report on Nkandla in the High Court. This move is the latest example of the use of ‘state security’ structures to infringe on democratic processes and undermine accountability. We note that the ministers have already gone to great lengths […]Read more »
This article first appeared on People’s Assembly (pa.org.za) With the lead up to elections, representatives of the Right2Know (R2K) social movement campaign marched through the streets of Cape Town on Friday, May 2, in silent protest for freedom and the public’s right to know about various political issues such as political party funding, and the […]Read more »
The Right2Know Campaign and SOS Coalition will mark World Press Freedom Day with a protest against censorship on 2 May 2014 from 11h00 – 13h00 outside the SABC on the corner of Henley and Artillery Road, Auckland Park, Johannesburg. The 3rd May 2014 marks twenty three years since the adoption of the Windhoek Declaration on […]Read more »