South Africa’s silent killer: stifling dissent and public disclosure


Public health workers are severely constrained in their ability to speak out about the corruption and maladministration that is driving health institutions towards collapse. Those who try to do so are faced with disciplinary action, intimidation or death.

Free speech and access to information are vital for holding governments to account. However, a new report by the Campaign for Free Expression on the limits of free speech in the public health sector uncovers how the public service regulatory framework worsens the problem.

This seminar is a partnership between the Campaign for Free Expression (CFE), the Progressive Health Forum (PHF) and the Institute for Security Studies (ISS).

Moderator: Gareth Newham, Head, Justice and Violence Prevention, ISS


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