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Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000)

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Promotion of Access to Information Manual in terms of Section 14 of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2 of 2000

5. The Human Rights Commission Guide in terms of Section 14(1)(c) of PAIA

 

Section 10 of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2 of 2000, imposes a duty on the Human Rights Commission to “compile in each official language a guide containing such information in an easily comprehensible form and manner, as may be reasonably required by a person who wishes to exercise any right contemplated in the Act”.

 

The guide is available from the South African Human Rights Commission4. The SAHRC Guide contains the following information:

 

(a) The objects of the PAIA;
(b) Particulars of the information officer of every public office;
(c) Particulars of every private body as are predictable;
(d) The manner and form of a request for access to information held by a body;
(e) Assistance available from both the information officers and the Human Rights Commission in terms of PAIA;
(f) All remedies in law regarding acts, omissions, rights and duties, including how to lodge an internal appeal and court application;
(g) Schedules of fees to be paid in relation to requests for access to information;
(h) Regulations made in terms of the PAIA.

 

A guide to PAIA (as contemplated under Section 10 of the PAIA) is available from the South African Human Rights Commission. The guide contains such information as may reasonably be required by a person who wishes to exercise any right contemplated in PAIA. Any enquiries regarding this guide and its contents should be directed to the SAHRC, the contact details of which are as follows:

 

Human Rights Commission: Promotion of Access to Information Act Unit

 

Postal Address

Private Bag 2700

 

Houghton

 

2041

 

 

Telephone

(011) 484-8300

 

 

Fax

(011) 484 0582

 

 

Website

www.sahrc.org.za

 

 

Email

PAIA@sapc.za.org

 

 

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4 https://www.sahrc.org.za/home/21/files/Section%2010%20guide%202014.pdf