Government studying R2K report

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Pretoria - Government says it has noted a report titled 'Secret State of the Nation 2013' - released on Monday by lobby group Right to Know (R2K).

“We are currently studying the report and will respond in due course,” said Acting Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) spokesperson, Phumla Williams.

In its report, R2K suggested that 2013 will be “a critical year with signs of increasing secrecy in our politics and daily lives - and plenty of opportunities to tackle it.”

It said the State of the Nation Address made few commitments towards improving openness, access to information, or freedom of expression - with the welcome exception of pledging to achieve 100% public access to broadband in South Africa by 2020. -