South Africans, demand the Right to Know! STOP THE SECRECY BILL!
It’s been almost one year since R2K mounted its first march on
Parliament in protest at the draconian Secrecy Bill!
Through the efforts of our membership of civil society organisations, social movements and community groups, we have ensured that many of the draconian clauses have been removed or revised. But despite efforts to reform the Secrecy Bill in Parliament, the final draft that will appear before the National Assembly still metes out harsh prison sentences to whistleblowers, and poses a clear threat to the free flow of information.
On Saturday 17 September (10am-1pm), thousands of South Africans will join in a march to Parliament to reject the final draft of the ‘Secrecy Bill’.
For more information, and to organise transport for your community:
Nkwame Cedile: email@example.com 021 461 7211 or 078 227 6008
*** Come dressed in red, black and white! ***
What is a Jam:
A Jam - an award-winning IBM solution - is a collaborative, on-line brainstorming event designed to bring massive audiences together to discuss ideas surrounding important social, economic and business challenges. The National Planning Commission (NPC) — together with IBM — is hosting the NPC Jam from noon on Wednesday 28 September 2011 until noon on Saturday 1 October 2011 (72 hours).
Objective of the NPC Jam:
The NPC Jam is one of the important instruments that will assist us to engage with the people of SA. In particular, we are reaching out to our youth, NGOs, community based organisations, associations, government officials and academics in a national dialogue about the challenges facing South Africa, vision 2030 as well as plans to reach that vision.
How to participate in the Jam:
Participation in the Jam is open to registered participants only. Registration will be launched officially on 25 August 2011. To register, please click here.
For more information, please visit the NPC website.
“The struggle for equal and quality education was a prominent part of the uprising that broke the back of apartheid in the 1980s. But since democracy there has been little sustained community organising and mass mobilisation around education.
The People’s Summit for Quality Education to be held from June 25 to 27 in Khayelitsha and at the University of Cape Town (UCT) is a sign that this has begun to change. About 360 students, parents, teachers, activists and academics from across the country will attend the summit, which serves notice that a new phase in the battle to realise everyone’s right to a quality education has begun.”