Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000

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To give effect to the constitutional right of access to any information held by the State and any information that is held by another person and that is required for the exercise or protection of any rights; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

 

Last update: November 2010


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Latest Developments:

 

This Act has been updated by Notice No. R. 1185 in Government Gazette No. 32806 dated 18 December 2009.

 

This Act has been updated by Notice No. R. 1094 dealing with Form D (Automatically available records and Access to such records).

 

The Act has been updated by Notice No. R. 965 (Government Gazette No. 32622 dated 9 October 2009).

 

The Act has been amended by the inclusion of Forms D and E from the Amendment of Regulations published in Government Gazette No. 29914 dated 1 June 2007.

 

The Act has been amended by the Judicial Matters Amendment Act, 2008 (Act No. 66 of 2008) as published in Government Gazette No. 31908 dated 17 February 2009.

 

The Act has been updated with an amendment to the Regulations published in Government Gazette No. 29914 dated 1 June 2007.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by Government Notice No. 240 of 2007; No. 96 of 2008; No. 380 of 2008 and No. 381 of 2008 – all entitled "description submitted in terms of Section 15(1)".

 

The Act has been amended by the Regulations in Government Gazette No. 29278 dated 13 October 2006.

The Act has been amended by the Judicial Matters Second Amendment Act, No. 55 of 2004 (GG No. 26206 dated 31 March 2004).

Sections 4 and 9 of the Regulations have been amended by GG 25411 dated 22 September 2003.

Private Bodies have been exempted from compiling the manual until 31 August 2005 (GG 25410 dated 29 August 2003).

The Act has been amended by the addition of section 91A by the Promotion of Access to Information Amendment Act, 2002 (54 of 2002) as gazetted on 15 January 2003 (no 24250).

The Regulations relating to the Promotion of Access to Information have been added to the Act as Gazetted in RG 7278 dated 15 February, 2002.

The commencement date for this Act is 9 March 2001 excluding sections 10, 14, 16 and 51. This was announced in Gazette 22125 date 9 March 2001.

Notice No. 2555 regarding the Proposed commencement of the Act and Draft Regulations, has been added to the Act, as published in Gazette 21362 and dated 7 July 2000.

Notice No. 1813 of 2000, regarding the Implementation of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000, as published in Gazette 21146 and dated 12 May 2000.

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000, has been added to the site on 24 February 2000, as published in Government Gazette 20852 and dated 3 February 2000.