If you do not have a manual, we can draft a PAIA Manual for you. Some organisations still do not have a manual even though the law requires them to. However, please note that most smaller organisations are exempt.
Review your existing PAIA Manual and POPIA
We can conduct a due diligence review of your existing PAIA Manual. Some of the issues that we will deal with are the following:
- Does it comply with the latest law, including the latest version of PAIA and POPIA?
- Does it contain everything the law requires it to contain? What is missing?
- Is it likely to make people (whichever it applies to) trust you as an organisation?
We’ll give you a practical and meaningful report, together with suggested amendments, recommendations and action items. A proactive step now could save you from a horrible mess in the future. If you do not have an up-to-date manual, your information officer could be fined or imprisoned for a period not exceeding two years.
Guide to POPIA and PAIA
We can also provide you with a Guide to updating your PAIA Manual to comply with POPIA. It will help you to update your PAIA Manual with the information POPIA requires you to put in it.