The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act 2 of 2000) What is the purpose of the Act?

The Promotion of Access to Information Act ("PAIA"), No 2 of 2000 gives effect to the constitutional right of access to any information held by the State and any information that is held by another person and that is required for the exercise or protection of any rights.

PAIA gives the requester a right to lodge a request from the information officer of a public or private body.

PAIA requires all private and public bodies to prepare a PAIA manual.

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