PAIA

(1/3) > >>

Brian (November 08, 2011, 11:44:39 AM):
How many of you are aware of the Promotion of Access to Information Act???? (wtf!!):This i.a. states that every business enterprise must prepare a manual ito of the Act, publish this on its website and send it to the Human Rights Commission. It must include details of its business, legislation governing it, bank account details and other facts such as registration nos etc. The deadline to comply if you're a small business is Dec 2011. Accountants charge R1000 for the privilege of doing this on your behalf!
In my esteemed opinion they can go freck themselves! >:(
Faerie (November 08, 2011, 11:55:50 AM):
Good grief:

http://www.info.gov.za/view/DownloadFileAction?id=68186

Quote
*Act not applying to certain public bodies or officials thereof
12. This Act does not apply to a record of—
(a) the Cabinet and its committees;
(b) the judicial functions of— 15
(i) a court referred to in section 166 of the Constitution;
(ii) a Special Tribunal established in terms of section 2 of the Special
Investigating Units and Special Tribunals Act, 1996 (Act No. 74 of
1996); or
(iii) a judicial officer of such court or Special Tribunal; or 20
(c) an individual member of Parliament or of a provincial legislature in that
capacity.;


Nice...

I'll download the thing and go have a good read tonight, considering its been on the books since 2000 already.
Brian (November 08, 2011, 12:08:16 PM):
The manual must be in three languages too! Can you imagine the schlep to keep this up to date? Obviously some clod(s) has decided this is cool in the interest of transparency without thinking through the implications for SMME's, one man bands etc (like me). I suspect it will eventually die a natural death like so many other ill-conceived pieces of legislation this country has produced.
BoogieMonster (November 08, 2011, 12:54:17 PM):
Good grief:

http://www.info.gov.za/view/DownloadFileAction?id=68186

Quote
*Act not applying to certain public bodies or officials thereof
12. This Act does not apply to a record of—
(a) the Cabinet and its committees;
(b) the judicial functions of— 15
(i) a court referred to in section 166 of the Constitution;
(ii) a Special Tribunal established in terms of section 2 of the Special
Investigating Units and Special Tribunals Act, 1996 (Act No. 74 of
1996); or
(iii) a judicial officer of such court or Special Tribunal; or 20
(c) an individual member of Parliament or of a provincial legislature in that
capacity.;


Nice...


Heh, access to information is good, just not OUR information.
Lilli (November 08, 2011, 14:26:24 PM):
Quote
To give 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; and to provide for matters connected therewith.[emphasis added]
From the Act, the very first page of it. How exactly is this 'purpose of the Act' reconciled with those 'exclusions'? (wtf!!)

Navigation

[0] Message Index

[#] Next page

Skeptic Forum Board Index

Non-mobile version of page