Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000)
Regulations relating to the Promotion of Access to Information, 2021
Chapter 4 : Complaints to Information Regulator
12. Settlement of matter
|(1)||If it appears from a complaint or any written reply to the complaint—|
|(a)||under section 77E(b)(ii) of the Act; or|
|(b)||during a conciliation meeting,|
that it may be possible to secure a settlement between the parties, the Information Regulator may confer with the parties—
|(i)||in person; or|
|(ii)||by means of electronic communication,|
as is deemed appropriate to endeavour to obtain a settlement.
|(2)||If during the process referred to in subregulation (1) the Information Regulator decides to convene a settlement meeting, the Information Regulator must, as soon as it is practically possible, inform the parties on a form that corresponds substantially with Form 9 of Annexure A to the Regulations of the date, time and place of the settlement meeting.|
|(3)||For the purpose of settlement proceedings, the Information Regulator has the same powers as a conciliator contemplated in regulation 13(3) and (4) of the Regulations.|
|(4)||The Information Regulator must issue a settlement certificate on a form that corresponds substantially with Form 10 of Annexure A to the Regulations, within a reasonable time after the date of the conclusion of the settlement meeting.|
|(5)||If no settlement is secured or if either or both of the parties did not wish to attend a settlement meeting, the Information Regulator must proceed with the matter as provided for in terms of section 77C of the Act.|
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