Quote of the week

The judgments are replete with the findings of dishonesty and mala fides against Major General Ntlemeza. These were judicial pronouncements. They therefore constitute direct evidence that Major General Ntlemeza lacks the requisite honesty, integrity and conscientiousness to occupy the position of any public office, not to mention an office as more important as that of the National Head of the DPCI, where independence, honesty and integrity are paramount to qualities. Currently no appeal lies against the findings of dishonesty and impropriety made by the Court in the judgments. Accordingly, such serious findings of fact in relation to Major General Ntlemeza, which go directly to Major General Ntlemeza’s trustworthiness, his honesty and integrity, are definitive. Until such findings are appealed against successfully they shall remain as a lapidary against Lieutenant General Ntlemeza.

Mabuse J
Helen Suzman Foundation and Another v Minister of Police and Others
11 October 2010

Stop the Secrecy Bill – Week of action

Week of Action: 19 – 27 October 2010

A responsive and accountable democracy that can meet the basic needs of our people is built upon

transparency and the free flow of information. The gains of South Africans’ struggle for freedom are

threatened by

This Bill fundamentally undermines the struggle for whistleblower protection and access to information. It

is one of a number of proposed measures which could have the combined effect of fundamentally

undermining the right to access information and the freedom of expression enshrined in the Constitution.

Join the Right2Know campaign’s Week of Action from 19

message to the South African government:

the Secrecy Bill (the Protection of Information Bill) currently before Parliament.th to the 27th October 2010 and send a clearStop the Secrecy Bill! Let the Truth Be Told!

Take Action Now!

“R2K”, followed by your name and town/city to 32759;

Show our support for the Right2Know: Sign the statement at www.right2know.org.za or SMS

representative of the Right2Know to speak at your event;

Organize public meetings, workshops, pickets, or protests during the Week of Action. Invite a

Burgess – you can call him on (021) 403 2911 or email him at cburgess@parliament.gov.za;

Contact a member of Parliament and tell them your concerns. The chair of the Committee is Cecil

Write a letter to your local paper or call into talk radio explaining your concerns about the Bill;

Gauteng: March to

Constitution Hill

Support other events planned for the Week Of Action:

Tuesday 19 October, 12h00

(commemorating Black

Wednesday)

Gathering outside Senate

House, Wits Jorissen Street,

Braamfontein.

Kwazulu Natal: March to

City Hall

Thursday 27 October, 8h00 Gathing at Botha’s Garden,

Durban.

Western Cape: March to

Parliament

Thursday 27 October, 9h30 Gatheing in Kaizersgracht

Street, Cape Town

For details of other events visit www.right2know.org.za.

Contact Us

Contact the Right2Know to get involved, learn more about the campaign, let us know what you are

planning, or get support:

National Coordinator:

Mark Weinberg mark@amandla.org.za 0214617211

Gauteng:

Tendayi Sithole organiser@fxi.org.za 0114821913

Kwazulu Natal:

Quinton Kippen quinton@ddpdurban.org.za 0313049305

Western Cape:

Stay connected through:

Nkwame Cedile nkwame.cedile@gmail.com 0214617211

Facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Right-2-Know-Campaign/126804837369790?ref=ts);

Twitter: www.twitter.com/r2kcampaign;

Join the campaigns discussion group: http://groups.google.com/group/InfoAccessNow.Stop the Secrecy Bill! Let the Truth Be Told!

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