Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000

1.  Contact  details  [Section 51(1)(a)]
Compliance Officer:  MR GARTH WARE
Postal address:  P O Box 3699, PIETERMARITZBURG, 3200
Tel number:  (033) 3430800
Fax number:  (033) 3430811
Email address:          None     
Website:   None

2. Guide on how  to use the Act [Section 51(1)(b)]

A Guide will be compiled by The South African Human Rights Commission by August 2003. It will be published in the Government Gazette and will be available for inspection at the offices of the Human Rights Commission. Inquiries should be  directed  to  The  South  African  Human  Rights  Commission,  PAIA  Unit, Research and Documentation Department, Private Bag 2700, Houghton 2041 tel (011) 484 8300;  fax (011) 484 7146;

3.  Records  available without a request  [Section 51(1)(c)]

No notice has been given in terms of s 52(2) of records available without a request. [s 51(1)(c)]

4. Records  available in terms of any other legislation [Section 51(1)(d)]

If, and to the extent that, such records are required to be kept by the above­ named person, records are available in accordance with the following legislation:

  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act 97  of 1997
  • Close Corporations Act 61 of 1973
  • Unemployment Contributions Act 4 of 2002
  • Unemployment Insurance Act 63 of 2001
  • Skills Development Act 97 of 1998
  • Skills Development Levies Act 9 of 1999
  • Value Added Tax Act 89 of 1991
  • Short Term Insurance Act 53 of 1998
  • Medical Schemes Act 131 of.1998
  • Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act 37 of 2002
  • Financial Intelligence Centre Act 38 of 2002

5. Description of subjects & categories of records held [Section 51(1)(e)]

  • Clients and customers
  • Staff and human resources
  • Financial, insurance, taxation
  • Minutes and records of meetings
  • Contracts
  • Correspondence

Request procedures [Section 51(1)(e); section 53(1)-(2)]

A request for  access to  a  record must be made on the  prescribed form, addressed to the Compliance Officer, at the address, fax number or electronic mail address mentioned above. [s 53(1)] The requester must provide sufficient detail on the request form to enable the information officer to identify the record and the requester. The requester should also indicate what form of access is required. The requester should specify his or her postal address in the Republic; [s 53(2)(a) and (b) and (c)] The requester must identify the right that is sought to be exercised or protected and explain why the requested record is required for the exercise or protection of that right [s 53(2)(d)]. If, in addition to.a written reply, the requester wishes to be informed of the decision on the request in any other manner,  that  manner  and  the  necessary  particulars  must  be  specified. [s 53(2)(e)] If the request is made on behalf of another person, the requester must submit proof of the capacity in which the requester is making the request [s 53(2)(f)].

7. Other prescribed information [Section 51(1)(f)]

At the time of the compilation of this manual, no further information has been prescribed.

8. Fees [Section 54]

A requester who seeks access to a record must pay the prescribed fee, if any.

9. Availability of the manual [Section 51(3)]

This manual is available for inspection at the above-mentioned address; and at the South African Human Rights Commission. It will also be published in the Government Gazette.

10. Reservation of rights

Nothing in  this Manual is to  be construed as a  waiver of  the right to the confidentiality of any document or any legal privilege or right of non-disclosure attaching to any document mentioned herein, whether in terms of any statute or under the common law. All rights in this regard are fully reserved.