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A Step-by-Step Guide to Providing Access to Information

A Step-by-Step Guide to Providing Access to Information is a loose-leaf product which provides practical guidance to companies compiling their manual and dealing with requests for disclosure.

Publication Language: English
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ISBN/ISSN: 060PROMACCSYS

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A Step-by-Step Guide to Providing Access to Information is a loose-leaf product which provides practical guidance to companies compiling their manual and dealing with requests for disclosure.

The Promotion of Access to Information Act No. 2 of 2000 came into operation on 9 March 2001. The Act allows individuals to obtain information or records held by a public institution or private body. This enables members of the public to access information held by companies, close corporations, partnerships, proprietorships and individuals. In terms of section 51 of PAIA, the head of private bodies must compile a manual, giving information to the public regarding the procedure to be followed in requesting information from that private body when any rights of an individual need to be exercised or protected. This Guide will assist companies to compile their manual and deal with requests for disclosure.

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Table of contents

Handbook

Introduction

Compiling a Section 51 Manual

Publication of the Manual

Constitutional rights

A person's right of access to information

Requests for access to records

Procedure to follow when receiving a request for access to a record

The response to the request for access

Records that cannot be found or do not exist

The grounds upon which a request for access to a record must be refused

Mandatory disclosure

Third party rights

Criminal offences

Template for Manual

Preamble

Introduction to this private body

Section A – Our details

Section B – The official guide

Section C – Information available in terms of the Act

Section D – Information available in terms of other legislation

Section E – Information automatically available

Section F – General

Annexure “A� Request for access to record of private body

Annexure “B� Fees in respect of private bodies

Promotion of Access to Information Act

Regulations

Regulations regarding the Promotion of Access to Information Act

Legislative Extracts: Disclosure of Information

Extracts of Legislation and Regulations dealing specifically with Disclosure of Information

Legislative Extracts: Retention of Records

Extracts of Legislation and Regulations dealing specifically with the Retention of Records

Case Law

A summary of case law dealing with the Act