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Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000

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To give effect to the constitutional right of access to any information held by the State and any information that is held by another person and that is required for the exercise or protection of any rights; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

 

Last update: December 2020


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Latest Developments:

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by the granting an exemption of certain private bodies from compiling the Manual, as per Notice No.1354 of GG44003 dated 18 December 2020.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by publishing a description submitted in terms of Section 15(1): KwaZulu-Natal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, as per Notice No.723 of GG44003 dated 18 December 2020.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by publishing a description submitted in terms of Section 15(1): Department of Basic Education, as per Notice No.722 of GG44003 dated 18 December 2020.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by the granting of access to information by the Free State Provincial Government in respect of information pertaining to the Department of Sports, Arts, Culture and Recreation in terms of Form D of the Act, as per Notice No.654 of GG43900 dated 13 November 2020.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by the granting of access to information by the Free State Provincial Government in respect of information pertaining to the Department of Social Development in terms of Form D of the Act, as per Notice No.653 of GG43900 dated 13 November 2020.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by the granting of access to information by the Free State Provincial Government in respect of information pertaining to the Department of Public Works & Infrastructure in terms of Form D of the Act, as per Notice No.652 of GG43900 dated 13 November 2020.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by the granting of access to information by the Free State Provincial Government in respect of information pertaining to the Office of the Premier in terms of Form D of the Act, as per Notice No.651 of GG43900 dated 13 November 2020.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by the granting of access to information by the Free State Provincial Government in respect of information pertaining to the Department of Police, Roads and Transport in terms of Form D of the Act, as per Notice No.650 of GG43900 dated 13 November 2020.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by the granting of access to information by the Free State Provincial Government in respect of information pertaining to the Department of Health in terms of Form D of the Act, as per Notice No.649 of GG43900 dated 13 November 2020.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by the granting of access to information by the Free State Provincial Government in respect of information pertaining to the Department of Education in terms of Form D of the Act, as per Notice No.648 of GG43900 dated 13 November 2020.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by the granting of access to information by the Free State Provincial Government in respect of information pertaining to the Department of Economic and Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs in terms of Form D of the Act, as per Notice No.647 of GG43900 dated 13 November 2020.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by the granting of access to information by the Free State Provincial Government in respect of information pertaining to the Department of Co-operative Governance & Traditional Affairs in terms of Form D of the Act, as per Notice No.646 of GG43900 dated 13 November 2020.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by the granting of access to information by the Free State Provincial Government in respect of information pertaining to the Department of Agriculture& Rural Development in terms of Form D of the Act, as per Notice No.645 of GG43900 dated 13 November 2020.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by the granting of access to information by the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition in terms of Form D of the Act, as per Notice No.644 of GG43900 dated 13 November 2020.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by the granting of access to information by the Department of Defence in terms of Form D of the Act, as per Notice No.643 of GG43900 dated 13 November 2020.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by the granting of access to information by the Free State Provincial Government in respect of information pertaining to the Department of Provincial Treasury in terms of Form D of the Act, as per Notice No.641 of GG43900 dated 13 November 2020.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by the granting of access to information by the Free State Provincial Government in respect of information pertaining to the Department of Human Settlements in terms of Form D of the Act, as per Notice No.640 of GG43900 dated 13 November 2020.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by a description submitted in terms of Sec 15(1) – Limpopo Provincial Treasury as per Notice No.615 of GG43855 dated 30 October 2020.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by a description submitted in terms of Sec 15(1) – Swartland Municipality as per Notice No.600 of GG43834 dated 23 October 2020.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by a description submitted in terms of Sec 15(1) – uMhlathuze as per Notice No.599 of GG43834 dated 23 October 2020.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by a description submitted in terms of Sec 15(1) – Department of International Relations and Cooperation as per Notice No.598 of GG43834 dated 23 October 2020.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by a description submitted in terms of Sec 15(1) – Department of Small Business Development as per Notice No.597 of GG43834 dated 23 October 2020.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by a description submitted in terms of Sec 15(1) – Road Accident Fund as per Notice No.596 of GG43834 dated 23 October 2020.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by a description submitted in terms of Sec 15(1) – Council for Medical Scheme as per Notice No.595 of GG43834 dated 23 October 2020.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by a description submitted in terms of Sec 15(1) – Department of Human Settlements as per Notice No.594 of GG43834 dated 23 October 2020.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by a description submitted in terms of Sec 15(1) – South African Police Services as per Notice No.593 of GG43834 dated 23 October 2020.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated with a manual as per Notice No. 1076 of GG43784 dated 9 October 2020.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated with Amendments to the Act as per Notice No. 630 of GG43388 dated 3 June 2020.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated with Department of Tourism Form D: Automatically Available Records and Access to such Records as per Notice No. 27 of GG42980 dated 31 January 2020.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated with Department of Agriculture, Forestry & Fisheries Form D: Automatically Available Records and Access to such Records [Reg 5A] as per Notice No. 26 of GG42980 dated 31 January 2020.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by the Rules of Procedure for Application to Court, Government Gazette 42740, Notice No. R.1284, dated 4 October 2019.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by the Description submitted in terms of Section 15(1), Free State Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Government Gazette 42697, Notice No. 491, dated 13 September 2019.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by the Description submitted in terms of Section 15(1), Free State Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Government Gazette 42697, Notice No. 490, dated 13 September 2019.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by the Description submitted in terms of Section 15(1), Free State Department of Economic and Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs, Government Gazette 42697, Notice No. 489, dated 13 September 2019.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by the Description submitted in terms of Section 15(1), Free State Department of Education, Government Gazette 42697, Notice No. 488, dated 13 September 2019.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by the Description submitted in terms of Section 15(1), Free State Department of Health, Government Gazette 42697, Notice No. 487, dated 13 September 2019.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by the Description submitted in terms of Section 15(1), Free State Department of Human Settlements, Government Gazette 42697, Notice No. 486, dated 13 September 2019.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by the Description submitted in terms of Section 15(1), Free State Department of Police, Roads and Transport, Government Gazette 42697, Notice No. 485, dated 13 September 2019.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by the Description submitted in terms of Section 15(1), Free State Department of Social Development, Government Gazette 42697, Notice No. 484, dated 13 September 2019.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by the Description submitted in terms of Section 15(1), Free State Department of Sport, Arts, Culture and Recreation, Government Gazette 42697, Notice No. 483, dated 13 September 2019.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by the Description submitted in terms of Section 15(1), Free State Department of Public Works and Infrastructure, Government Gazette 42697, Notice No. 482, dated 13 September 2019.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by the Description submitted in terms of Section 15(1), Free State Department of Provincial Treasury, Government Gazette 42697, Notice No. 481, dated 13 September 2019.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by the Description submitted in terms of Section 15(1), Free State Provincial Government: Office of the Premier, Government Gazette 42697, Notice No. 480, dated 13 September 2019.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by the Description submitted in terms of Section 15(1), Department of Limpopo Department of Social Development, Government Gazette 42697, Notice No. 479, dated 13 September 2019.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by the Description submitted in terms of Section 15(1), Department of Small Business, Government Gazette 42697, Notice No. 478, dated 13 September 2019.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by Department of International Relations & Co-operation as per Notice No. 388 of GG No. 42584, dated 19 July 2019.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by South African Police Service as per Notice No. 387 of GG No. 42584, dated 19 July 2019.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by Council of Medical Schemes as per Notice No. 386 of GG No. 42584, dated 19 July 2019.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by Form D: Kwa-Zulu Natal Department of Transport as per Notice No. 269 of GG No. 42467, dated 17 May 2019.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by Form D: Department of Co-Operative Governance as per Notice No. 270 of GG No. 42464, dated 17 May 2019.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by Form D: Proclamation as per Proclamation 22 of GG No. 42467 dated 17 May 2019.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been amended by the Judicial Matters Amendment Act (Act No. 8 of 2017), Gazette No. 41018 and Notice No. 770, dated 2 August 2017.

 

This Act has been updated by Notice No. R. 1185 in Government Gazette No. 32806 dated 18 December 2009.

 

This Act has been updated by Notice No. R. 1094 dealing with Form D (Automatically available records and Access to such records).

 

The Act has been updated by Notice No. R. 965 (Government Gazette No. 32622 dated 9 October 2009).

 

The Act has been amended by the inclusion of Forms D and E from the Amendment of Regulations published in Government Gazette No. 29914 dated 1 June 2007.

 

The Act has been amended by the Judicial Matters Amendment Act, 2008 (Act No. 66 of 2008) as published in Government Gazette No. 31908 dated 17 February 2009.

 

The Act has been updated with an amendment to the Regulations published in Government Gazette No. 29914 dated 1 June 2007.

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) has been updated by Government Notice No. 240 of 2007; No. 96 of 2008; No. 380 of 2008 and No. 381 of 2008 – all entitled "description submitted in terms of Section 15(1)".

 

The Act has been amended by the Regulations in Government Gazette No. 29278 dated 13 October 2006.

The Act has been amended by the Judicial Matters Second Amendment Act, No. 55 of 2004 (GG No. 26206 dated 31 March 2004).

Sections 4 and 9 of the Regulations have been amended by GG 25411 dated 22 September 2003.

Private Bodies have been exempted from compiling the manual until 31 August 2005 (GG 25410 dated 29 August 2003).

The Act has been amended by the addition of section 91A by the Promotion of Access to Information Amendment Act, 2002 (54 of 2002) as gazetted on 15 January 2003 (no 24250).

The Regulations relating to the Promotion of Access to Information have been added to the Act as Gazetted in RG 7278 dated 15 February, 2002.

The commencement date for this Act is 9 March 2001 excluding sections 10, 14, 16 and 51. This was announced in Gazette 22125 date 9 March 2001.

Notice No. 2555 regarding the Proposed commencement of the Act and Draft Regulations, has been added to the Act, as published in Gazette 21362 and dated 7 July 2000.

Notice No. 1813 of 2000, regarding the Implementation of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000, as published in Gazette 21146 and dated 12 May 2000.

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000, has been added to the site on 24 February 2000, as published in Government Gazette 20852 and dated 3 February 2000.