18 February 2013

R2K releases 'Secret State of the Nation' report today

FACT: The number of places in South Africa protected by the National Key Points Act, an apartheid-era secrecy law, has increased by 54% in 5 years.

Today Right2Know releases its 'Secret State of the Nation' report, highlighting the state of secrecy and openness in South Africa today.

In it, we find:

* The use of the National Key Points Act has increased dramatically
* Secret party funding is booming and is likely to double between the 1999 and 2014 elections
* 2 out of 3 formal requests for information in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act are refused.


For comment:
R2K National: Murray Hunter, 072 672 5468
R2K Gauteng: Dale McKinley: 072 429 4086
R2K Western Cape:  Nkwame Cedile, 078 227 6008
R2K KZN: Desmond D’Sa, 083 982 6939
Text provided by the Right2Know Campaign