Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000)
Part 1: Introductory Provisions
Chapter 3: General Introductory Provisions
10. Guide on how to use Act
1)The Human Rights Commission must, within three years after the commencement of this section, compile in each official language a guide containing such information, in an easily comprehensible form and manner, as may reasonably be required by a person who wishes to exercise any right contemplated in this Act.
2)The guide must, without limiting the generality of subsection (1), include a description of--
a)the objects of this Act;
b)the postal and street address, phone and fax number and, if available, electronic mail address of--
ii)every deputy information officer of every public body appointed in terms of section 17(1);
c)such particulars of every private body as are practicable;
d)the manner and form of a request for--
ii)access to a record of a private body contemplated in section 50;
e)the assistance available from the information officer of a public body in terms of this Act;
f)the assistance available from the Human Rights Commission in terms of this Act;
g)all remedies in law available regarding an act or failure to act in respect of a right or duty conferred or imposed by this Act, including the manner of lodging--
i)an internal appeal; and
k)the regulations made in terms of section 92.
3)The Human Rights Commission must, if necessary, update and publish the guide at intervals of not more than two years.
4)The guide must be made available as prescribed.