Free lunchtime talk: The Right to Know

You are invited to a free Lunchtime Soapbox talk entitled:

The Right to Know by Sithembile Mbete

What is the state of secrecy in South Africa? Despite the right to access to information being enshrined in the Constitution and embodied in legislation, there appear to be several threats to the ability of citizens to access and distribute state information. These threats are largely embodied in the Protection of Information Bill currently being discussed in Parliament. Sithembile will be providing an overview of the proposed legislation and its possible effects on ordinary South Africans. The talk seeks to provide a greater understanding of the Bill to enable people to fight for their right to information in the face of these legislative threats.

Sithembile Mbete is a Political Researcher at Idasa and a member of the national working group of the Right2Know campaign.

A delicious and affordable (from R35) brown bag lunch will be on sale at the venue.

Date: Thursday 3 March 2011

Time: 12:45 for 13:00pm

Venue: Lobby Books, Cape Town Democracy Center, 6 Spin Street

Contact: Andreas Spath at or 021 467 7606

Parking options:
Street parking in the area is safe.
Parking garages open to the public in the area include:

  • Plein Park (Plein Street; to get to the entrance, turn off Plein Street into Barrack Street and then into Corporation Street).
  • Mandela Rhodes Place (entrance in Burg Street, off Wale Street).

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