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

Promotion of Access to Information Regulations, 2002

Chapter 1 : General Provisions

3. Distribution of guide

 

 

1) The information officer of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development must, within 30 days after receipt of the copies of the guide in terms of regulation 2(1)(b)(i), provide –
a) every Magistrate's Office with at least one copy of the guide in each official language; and
b) all other offices of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development with at least one copy of the guide in each of the official languages used for the purposes of government as contemplated in section 6(3) of the Constitution by the province in which such office is located: Provided that a copy of the guide must be so provided in at least two of the official languages.

 

2) The information officer of a public body must, within 30 days after receipt of the copies of the guide in terms of regulation 2(1)(b)(i), provide every office of that public body with at least one copy of the guide in each of the official languages used for the purposes of government as contemplated in section 6(3) of the Constitution by the province in which such office is located: Provided that a copy of the guide must be so provided in at least two of the official languages.

 

3) The Director-General: Communications must, within 30 days after receipt of the copies of the guide in terms of regulation 2(1)(b)(ii), provide every post office, as defined in section 1 of the Postal Services Act, 1998 (Act No. 124 of 1998), with at least one copy of the guide in each of the official languages used for the purposes of government as contemplated in section 6(3) of the Constitution by the province in which such post office is located: Provided that a copy of the guide must be so provided in at least two of the official languages.

 

4) The head of an office referred to in subregulations (1) and (2) and the person in charge of a post office referred to in subregulation (3) –
a) must, during office hours and upon request, make available for public inspection a copy of the guide in the official languages available;
b) may not charge a fee for a public inspection referred to in paragraph (a); and
c) may, in respect of a copy of the guide or part thereof made available in a manner other than that contemplated in paragraph (a), charge the fee prescribed in Item 1 of Part I of Annexure A.