Freedom Week 2016: Stand for your Right to Organise!


Against the backdrop of deepening inequality, political upheaval, social instability and rising repression, the Right2Know campaign will again mark “Freedom Week” – 27 April (Freedom Day), 1 May (May Day) and 3 May (World Press Freedom Day) – in recognition of the struggles and victories that people across South Africa are waging to defend and make real the equality, justice and freedom promised by democracy. Together we stand to defend the political space we all need to advance our struggles for social, economic, and environmental justice.

This year’s Freedom Week Programme includes 24 events hosted by activists and organisations in the R2K network. Events address various aspects of the right to know and community demands for access to information, from media freedom and secrecy to the right to protest and access to affordable telecommunications.

For updates and reminders sign-up on the Freedom Week Facebook page and spread the word on social media using #FreedomWeek


EVENT: Protest against Surveillance at the Office of Interceptions Centre (OIC)

TIME: 11h00

PLACE: 25 Tambach Road Sunninghill, Sandton, GP

HOSTED BY: R2K Gauteng

MORE INFO: Nthombi Tshabalala,

EVENT: Port blockage to protest Transnet: encroachment on Clairwood & Merebank

TIME: 10h00 – 13h00

PLACE: Langerberg Road, Durban Container Terminal, Durban KZN


MORE INFO: Des D’Sa, 031 461 1991,

EVENT: Eshowe Community Dialogue

TIME: 9h00 – 16h00

PLACE: Enkanini Community Hall, Eshowe, KZN

HOSTED BY: R2K Kwazulu Natal

MORE INFO: Sthe Khuluse, 0828439976,

EVENT: SJC & NU Launch of the Khayelitsha Commission of Inquiry Companion

TIME: 11h00 – 16h00

PLACE: Andile Msizi Hall

HOSTED BY: Social Justice Coalition & Ndifuna Ukwazi

MORE INFO: Chumile Sali, 0213618561,

EVENT: R2K marching with ZumaMustFall

TIME: 11h00 – 15h00

PLACE: Keizergracht St, Cape Town

HOSTED BY: R2K Western Cape

MORE INFO: Vainola Makan, 021 447 1000,

EVENT: Eastrand community discussion: Democracy Today




Nthombi Tshabalala, 078 594 8962,

EVENT: Screening: Miners Shot Down

PLACE: Ivory Park Community Park, GP

HOSTED BY: Midrand Solidarity Economy Education Cooperatives and Communication

MORE INFO: Moeketsi Monaheng, 0780417402,

Thursday 28 April

EVENT: Movie Night at {code}bridge: Miners Shot Down & Crumbs

PLACE: Codebridge, under the Campground Road bridge, Claremont WC


MORE INFO: Jeanette Strydom,

EVENT: Protest against the selling of new ID’s

TIME: 10h00

PLACE: Orlando Home affairs, Soweto, GP HOSTED BY: VPCR MORE INFO: Nthombi Tshabalala, 078 594 8962,

EVENT: Screening: Dear Mandela

TIME: 17h00

PLACE: Leslie Social Lecture Theatre 1C, on UCT Upper Campus, Cape Town

HOSTED BY: Global Citizenship Programme (GCP)

MORE INFO: Shannon Cupido 072 718 6977

EVENT: Screening: Shore Break

TIME: 18h00

PLACE: The Green Door, 298 Cato Road, Glenwood, Durban

HOSTED BY: Open Data Durban


Friday 29 April

EVENT: Media Freedom & Social Justice: A conversation with our journalists

TIME: 14h00 – 16h00

PLACE: Chalsty Center, Wits University, West Campus, GP

HOSTED BY: Centre for Applied Legal Studies (CALS)

MORE INFO: Lee-Anne Bruce, 0117178655,

EVENT: Break Free Campaign information blits

TIME: 15h30 – 17h30

PLACE: Park Station, JHB, GP


MORE INFO: Amir, 074 123 2647

Saturday 30 April

EVENT: Screening: Shore Break (with co-producer Odette Geldenhuys)

TIME: 14h00

PLACE: David Krut Bookstore, 151 Jan Smuts Avenuem, Parkwood, GP

HOSTED BY: David Krut Projects

MORE INFO: Elzette de Beer, 011 880 4242,

EVENT: Info table: Launch of New Trade Union Federation

TIME: 10h00 PLACE: Birchwood Hotel, GP

HOSTED BY: R2K Gauteng

MORE INFO: Nthombi Tshabalala, 078 594 8962,

Sunday 1 May

EVENT: Screening: Shore Break

TIME: 10h00 -13h00


HOSTED BY: Precast

MORE INFO: Pusho Mmolaeng, 736391379,

EVENT: Thembelihle film screening: Shore Break


PLACE: Venue, TBC – Thembelihle , GP

HOSTED BY: Thembelihle Crisis Committee

MORE INFO: Nthombi Tshabalala, 078 594 8962,

Monday 2 May

EVENT: Freedom Week Summit: The Right to Recall

TIME: 14h00 – 16h00

PLACE: Community House, 41 Salt River Rd, Salt River, Cape Town.

HOSTED BY: R2K Western Cape

MORE INFO: Noma Mbayo, 021 447 1000,

Tuesday 3 May

EVENT: Channel Free launch : Women & Media

TIME: 9h00 – 13h00

PLACE: LookOut Hill, Khayelithsa, Cape Town

HOSTED BY: Right2Know, SOS Coalition, Cape Town TV

MORE INFO: Mark Weinberg, 021 447 1000,

EVENT: Picket: Solidarity with Angolan 17

TIME: 9h00 – 11h00

PLACE: Angolan Embassy, Durban, KZN

HOSTED BY: R2K Kwazulu Natal

MORE INFO: Thabane Miya, 0721510320,

EVENT: Public Meeting: Access to a Free Internet

TIME: 9h00

PLACE: TBC, Johannesburg

HOSTED BY: R2K Gauteng

MORE INFO: Micah Reddy 832973444

EVENT: Launch: 2016 Freedom of the Press Report

TIME: 16h30 – 18h30

PLACE:18 Cedar Ave, Richmond, Johannesburg

HOSTED BY:Freedom of Expression Institute, Institute for the Advancement of Journalism, Freedom House, Afro Barometer

MORE INFO: Zororo Mavindidze,

EVENT: “Hands Off Our Grants” Picket on Sassa Grant Deductions

TIME: 14h00

PLACE: SASSA office, Khayelithsa, Cape Town

HOSTED BY: Lorna Mlomfana Parents Movement

MORE INFO: Noma Mbayo, 021 447 1000,


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