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: 1155
Pending: 7
Denied: 182
Deemed to have been refused: 496
Granted in full: 182
Granted in part: 144
Transferred in full to one body: 55
Transferred in full to more than one body: 34
Transferred in part – remainder pending 0
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Transferred in part – remainder withdrawn within the timeframe 0
Withdrawn within timeframe: 2
Treated as non-compliant: 9

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News

VACANCY: Freedom of Information Programme Coordinator

December 7th, 2017

SAHA is looking for a dynamic, committed attorney with an interest in access to information and human rights advocacy to coordinate its Freedom of Information Programme.

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Launching: "Accessing Information: When Private Sector Performs Public Functions"

December 6th, 2017

SAHA has launched its latest publications in a series of publications aimed at assisting the public with requesting information using the Promotion of Access to Information Act.

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Publication Launch: Accessing Information at the Local Level

December 4th, 2017

On 27 October 2017 SAHA officially launch the latest publications in a series of publications aimed at supporting the use of and compliance with access to information legislation.

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Contested histories: a conference report back

November 29th, 2017

Archival assistant reflects on ideas raised around heritage and contested histories that were discussed at the SAMA conference.

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VACANCY: Junior Attorney - Freedom of Information Programme

October 25th, 2017

SAHA is looking for a dynamic professional with an interest in public interest litigation, practice-based research and the use of access to information and technology as tools for social justice to join its Freedom of Information Programme (FOIP).

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Towards a more transparent local government

September 28th, 2017

SAHA launches resources for local community activists and local government officials alike to help forward the right of access to information at the local level.

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Promotion of Access to Protest Information

September 27th, 2017

In order to exercise your right to protest you will need to know the contact details of the responsible person and authorised member of your locality. SAHA can assist!

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Celebrating Universal Access to Information Day

September 14th, 2017

SAHA will this year be participating in a celebration of Universal Access to Information Day, co-hosted by the SA Human Rights Commission, ODAC and the Information Regulator.

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