Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000)
Promotion of Access to Information (PAIA) Manual
9. Procesure for Requesting Access to Information
9.2 Manner of accessing information
|9.2.1||AUTOMATICALLY AVAILABLE RECORDS|
Certain categories of records are automatically available without a person having to request them through PAIA processes as per the provisions of section 15(1)(a) of the Act. Information/records that are automatically available will be made available on the departmental website, and at departmental offices in the manner or form requested, should this be reasonable and possible.
The DHS also accepts telephonic requests. Attention will be given to any such request made to the DIO or the PAIA Unit at the numbers provided in this manual. Officials at the PAIA Unit will complete the prescribed Form A on behalf of the requester and furnish them with a copy thereof.
If an individual is unable to complete the prescribed form because of illiteracy or a disability, such person may make the request orally to the DIO.
The DIO at the DHS must reduce the oral request to writing in the prescribed form and provide a copy thereof to the requester.