R2K notes the announcement that Al Jazeera News and the Guardian newspaper will publish a series of reports drawn from leaked documents that detail backroom dealings and discussions between various intelligence agencies across the world, including South Africa’s State Security Agency. The source of these documents appears to be a digital leak to Al Jazeera […]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.
The Right2Know Campaign is saddened by the sudden death of Andre Brink, one of South Africa’s great literary figures. We will always remember Brink’s contribution to the fight against the draconian Secrecy Bill. At a historic R2K march to Parliament Brink delivered a petition against the secrecy bill signed by a wide range of writers […]Read more »
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, […]Read more »
National of Action Day for the Right to Communicate R2K statement for immediate release: 15 October 2014 The Right2Know Campaign will be holding a National Day of Action for the Right to Communicate on Saturday 18 October 2014. In Johannesburg we will march with the SOS Coalition from Naspers/Media24 to the SABC highlighting challenges facing […]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 »