PAIA

The Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000, (PAIA)

 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000, (PAIA) gives effect to section 32 of the Constitution, which provides that everyone has the right to access information held by the State, as well as information held by another person (or private body) when such privately-held information is required for the exercise and protection of rights. 

 

PAIA does this by requiring public (government) and private (non-government) bodies to create both a manual describing the type of records they hold, and procedures for others to access that information. The OHMCID PAIA manual can be read below with the relevant request form also below.