“Everyone has a right of access to any information held by the state and any information held by another person that is required for the exercise or protection of any rights.
The Promotion of Access to Information Act, No. 2 of 2000 (PAIA) was enacted to give effect to the constitutional right of access to information. PAIA came into operation on 9 March 2001.
In terms of the Constitution and PAIA, all people in South Africa, including non-nationals, can request information from public and private bodies.”
The National PAIA Manual is available for download below.