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Your Right To Know

32. (1) Everyone has the right of access to —

(a) any information held by the state; and
(b) any information that is held by another person and that is required for the exercise or protection of any rights.

The South African Constitution

SAHA Request Statistics

Submitted: 1307
Pending: 79
Denied: 199
Deemed to have been refused: 515
Granted in full: 211
Granted in part: 149
Transferred in full to one body: 56
Transferred in full to more than one body: 36
Transferred in part – remainder pending 6
Transferred in part – remainder released entirely 28
Transferred in part – remainder released partially without grounds 0
Transferred in part – remainder released partially without grounds 6
Transferred in part – remainder denied with grounds 1
Transferred in part – remainder denied without grounds 2
Transferred in part – remainder deemed 7
Transferred in part – remainder withdrawn within the timeframe 1
Withdrawn within timeframe: 2
Treated as non-compliant: 9

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Reflections on SAHA's Role in Archival Activism and Struggles for Justice

March 18th, 2019

During the past year, SAHA celebrated 30 years of its existence as an activist archive rooted in the principles of human rights and the advancement of struggles for justice. Founded by liberation struggle activists, from its inception in 1988, SAHA mobili

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Human Rights Day Thoughts: Final Reflection of a Canadian Intern

March 18th, 2019

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Who's vote is it anyways? Corporate interference in the electoral process

February 14th, 2019

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SAHA Granted Leave to Appeal in SARB Matter

December 10th, 2018

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Restorative Justice in the International Community: The Canadian TRC

November 2nd, 2018

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Using the Promotion of Access to Information Act of 2000(PAIA) to access Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) records.

September 27th, 2018

to Information Act of 2000 (PAIA) to access Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) records in order to heal injustices of the past and assist victims of gross human rights violations find a way to move forward.

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Failure to respond to PAIA requests

September 26th, 2018

Accessibility to information is a very integral aspect of recognizable rights within a State. In recent times, this right has been undermined by public and private bodies due to a prevalent culture of non-response and refusal of access to records.

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FOIP Internship

September 12th, 2018

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