PAIA Compliance

Deadline for all submissions: 2015

What exactly is PAIA? PAIA (Promotion of Access to Information Act) is legislation that creates the framework to the right to access information enshrined in section 32 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. PAIA is the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000.

The purpose of this legislation is to promote a culture of transparency, accountability and good governance both in the private and public sectors.

PAIA Act, the PAIA Manual, the PAIA Form and the Access to Information Act. The PAIA Manual is also called the Section 51 Manual.

Who must do what? As a public or private body, you are obliged in terms of Section 51 to lodge your manual before the coming deadline. This means that if you are in business as a sole proprietor, partnership, close corporation, private or public company, business trust, bodies corporate or co-operative, you are required to compile and file a Manual! All businesses.

What if I don't? All Section 51 Manuals  MUST be lodged with the SAHRC in terms of the Act – failure to do so can result in Penalties.

What is a Section 51 Manual? The PAIA manual or PAIA form is the essence of the PAIA Act.

PAIACompliance allows you to build your PAIA manual, which will then be emailed to you for you to place on your website and will be submitted to the SAHRC on your behalf. You will also receive proof that it was submitted to the SAHRC so that you are fully compliant with the Act.

What are the costs? At PAIACompliance we will compile your Section 51 (PAIA) manual, send you a copy of it by email and lodge it with the SAHRC for only R599.00.

An Invoice will be mailed to you immediately. This expense is fully tax deductible in your business.