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. Despite gathering dust on the President’s desk since November 2013, in R2K’s analysis, it remains a deep threat to the free flow of information.
- Download the final version of Secrecy Bill.
- See our plain-language update of what’s STILL wrong with the Secrecy Bill (Sept 2014).
- See how the final version of the Secrecy Bill fails the 7-Point Freedom Test (Nov 2012).
- Download R2K’s Parliamentary submission on the Secrecy Bill (March 2012).
- View more resources.
The Right2Know Campaign was officially launched at St Georges Cathedral in Cape Town on 31 August 2010. Read our Founding Statement: Stop the Secrecy Bill1 Let the Truth Be Told!Read more »