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 »
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.
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 »
On Saturday 18 October the Right2Know Campaign calls on everyone in South Africa to join a National Day Of Action for Media Freedom, Diversity and the Right to Communicate. MORE MEDIA! BETTER MEDIA! OUR DEMANDS ARE SIMPLE DEMAND THAT THE SABC SERVE THE PUBLIC! DIGITAL TV: FREE SET TOP BOXES NOW! INVEST IN COMMUNITY MEDIA! […]Read more »
The following piece appeared in the Mail&Guardian: When Kebby Maphatsoe, the deputy defence minister, made his (now retracted) accusation that the public protector is an agent of the CIA, it was only the latest in a number of recent events that saw members of the security cluster shouldering their way into democratic spaces. A few […]Read more »