A long-awaited report reveals SA spooks’ endless battles with funds, efficacy and independence The joint standing committee on intelligence (JSCI) broke its three – year long silence last Thursday by finally tabling its much-awaited annual reports for 2010 and 2011-2012. (See the report here.) The reports detail internal turmoil within South Africa’s spy agencies, missed […]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.
Right2Know votes against police brutality AND secrecy – Where do political parties stand? What is the stance of our political parties on the brutal policing of protest? And what are their views on the Secrecy Bill? South Africans going to the polls this year deserve clear answers to these two questions from all our major […]Read more »
After Parliament’s farcical review of the Secrecy Bill it is now clear that President Zuma intends to sign the Bill into Law. The Right2Know is ready to take Secrecy Act to the Constitutional Court. We are committed to ensuring a just calcification law that is aligned to the democratic principles of the Constitution: Ensure a full Public […]Read more »
Parliament passes Secrecy Bill again, and again (and then again) Yesterday after 5pm the National Assembly adopted the Secrecy Bill, defending its constitutionality for the third time in less than a year. MPs have confirmed R2K’s fears that the President’s return of the Bill on grounds that it was unconstitutional was nothing more than an […]Read more »
In mid-October the Seriti Commission of Inquiry starts its third month of hearings into the controversial R70-billion Arms Deal. The Right2Know Campaign calls for a fully transparent process to expose the alleged corruption and abuse of power linked to the Arms Deal. R2K is concerned by reports of attempts by the Seriti Commission to limit […]Read more »