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PAIA Manual deadline extended again!

The PAIA manual deadline has been extended, again. As we previously predicted, the Minister of Justice and Correctional Services has "decided to further exempt private bodies from compiling the Manual contemplated in section 51(1) of PAIA..." The deadline has been extended [...]

Is the PAIA Manual Deadline upon us?

You may have received an alarming email warning you to submit your PAIA manual or risk missing the deadline of 31 December 2015. December is fast approaching and you're wondering whether you need one. According to the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) website, [...]

One for the Group or each Entity within the Group?

The Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) states that the head of a private body is the information officer, and they should compile a PAIA manual for the private body and update the manual regularly. According to PAIA each [...]

By | March 16th, 2015|Categories: Access to Information|Tags: , , |

Do I need an Access to Information Manual?

Do you need and what is an Access to Information Manual? The Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) says that public and private bodies (this includes sole proprietors!) need to create a 'manual' that contains, amongst other things: The [...]

By | January 15th, 2015|Categories: Access to Information|Tags: , , |

Your PAIA Manual and POPI

Do you already have a PAIA Manual or Access to Information Manual? Are you wondering whether it is in-line with the latest laws and regulations in South Africa? Is your PAIA Manual in-line with POPI (Protection of Personal Information Act)? POPI amended the [...]

By | September 16th, 2013|Categories: Access to Information|Tags: , , , |