'National Key Points must be publicised'

Right2Know Campaign says it will go to court to ensure all National Key Points are made public.

The Union Buildings in Pretoria is a National Key Point of the country.

JOHANNESBURG - The Right2Know (R2K) Campaign said it will go to court to ensure a full list of National Key Points are made public.

The issue of National Key Points was highlighted again this week when Justice Minister Jeff Radebe revealed that the Waterkloof Air Force Base is a strategic military base and not a National Key Point.

He was reporting back on a ministerial investigation into the Gupta flight debacle.

Last year, the R2K campaign submitted an application to the police in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act for the full list of National Key Points to be made public.

This was denied, the Police Ministry also turned down a similar request.

The organisation's Murray Hunter said it was important for the list to be released.

R2K has started a crowd sourcing exercise on its website to create its own list.

It is also trying to establish what exactly the difference is between a National Key Point and strategic installations.

"It creates a huge amount of confusion and the public do not know where this law is being used and where it is being abused."