Right2Know intensifies fight against POSIB

The Right2Know Campaign wants more people to join in the fight against the info bill.

The Right2Know Campaign wants more people to join in the fight against the info bill.

CAPE TOWN - The Western Cape branch of the Right2Know Campaign on Saturday said it was planning to intensify its opposition to Protection of State Information Bill (POSIB) in 2013.

The pro-democracy group met for an end-of-year summit in Salt River.

They evaluated 2012's campaign against the controversial bill.

Committee leader Roeghshida Pasco said they plan educate the public about the bill.

"Our strategy going forward is to focus on educating communities about the bill."

Pasco said the campaign will renew its efforts to halt the bill.

"The fight isn't over as yet on the secrecy bill. We have more work to do."

The organisation was founded in August 2010 to highlight issues around the so-called Secrecy Bill which many believe will allow the state to muzzle the media and hide information from the public.

Earlier in 2012, Right2Know held candlelight vigils, marches and speeches outside Parliament to highlight its opposition to the bill.

But the bill was passed by the National Assembly in November. It will go under review at the National Council of Provinces in 2013.

Over 800 changes have been made to the bill and the ruling party believes the bill is necessary.

Several civil rights groups including former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils are against the bill.