As of 30 June 2021 the Information Regulator took over the regulatory mandate functions relating to the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) 2000.
The Promotion of Access to Information Amendment Act 31 of 2019 (PAIA Amendment Act) which amended the PAIA, came into operation on 1 April 2021.
In relation to PAIA manuals, the scope of information that the manual must cover has been widened to include matters relating to the processing of personal information in terms of POPIA.
From 30 June 2021, public and private bodies do not have to submit their PAIA Manual to the Regulator.
In order to simplify the compilation process of PAIA Manuals in terms of section 14 and 51 of PAIA, the Regulator will publish PAIA manual templates shortly as a guide.
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