1. The Johannesburg High Court held that applicants launching applications for an appeal against a refusal of a request for access to information of a private body under Section 82 of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (PAIA), must first submit a complaint to the Information Regulator regarding the refusal, before launching court proceedings.

The Promotion of Access to Information Act of 2000 requires most entities to provide an information manual setting out the documents which are readily available to anyone seeking information from the entity.  The number of businesses, including private companies, required to prepare a manual is inestimable.  Some private companies have now been exempted from the

Political parties will soon be required to make private funding information public when the May 2020 law in this regard comes into force.

The Promotion of Access to Information Act 2000 (PAIA) gives effect to the constitutional right of access to information. PAIA recognises that the pre-1994 government system resulted in a secretive and unresponsive

According to section 7(1) of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, the act does not apply to a record requested for the purpose of civil proceedings which have already commenced.

Where a potential claimant requests information from the other party to pursue the claim, the rule of thumb is whether the records requested are