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

In the Archives

Corruption and conflict of interest records released to SAHA under PAIA

Documents released to SAHA by various government departments, parastals and municipalities and are now archived in SAHA Collection AL2878
: The Freedom of Information Programme Collection, include:

A17 :: Corruption and Conflict of interest

A17.1 :: Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)

  • A17.1.1 :: DTI corruption cases from 2007-2012
  • A17.1.2 :: DTI policy documents on corruption and conflict of interest

A17.2 :: Department of Basic Education

  • A17.2.1 :: Response to access to information request about corruption and conflict of interest at the department of education

A17.3 :: City of Cape Town

  • A17.3.1 :: Code of conduct for municipal staff members (Schedule 2 of the Local Government Municipal Systems Act)
  • A17.3.2 :: Supply chain management policy (Incorporating Preferential Procurement)
  • A17.3.3 :: Fraud Prevention Policy and Fraud Response Plan
  • A17.3.4 :: Private work and declaration of interests policy
  • A17.3.5 :: Section 115 of the System of Delegations (Forensic Delegations)

A17.4 :: Department of Health

  • A17.4.1 :: Short description of how the Department of Health prevents, investigates, and disciplines cases of internal corruption and conflicts of interest.
  • A17.4.2 :: Fraud Investigation Procedures
  • A17.4.3 :: Fraud Prevention Policy
  • A17.4.4 :: Fraud Prevention Strategy

A17.5 :: Department of Correctional Services

  • A17.5.1 :: Corruption cases within the Department of Correctional Services from 1 April 2008 – 30 November 2012
  • A17.5.2 :: Department of Correctional Services

A17.6 :: Cape Town Port Authority

  • A17.6.1 :: Letter from Transnet regarding request for information about how the Port of Cape Town prevents, investigates, and disciplines cases of internal corruption and conflicts of interest
  • A17.6.2 :: Transnet Anti-Fraud Policy
  • A17.6.3 :: Transnet Fraud Response Plan
  • A17.6.4 :: Transnet Whistle Blowing Policy
  • A17.6.5 :: Declaration of Interest and Related Party Disclosures Policy
  • A17.6.6 :: Investigation Form
  • A17.6.7 :: Forensic Audit Close-Out Form

A17.7 :: Gauteng Office of the Premier

  • A17.7.1 :: Anti-Corruption Communication Strategy Draft
  • A17.7.2 :: Attendance Register – Ethical Decision-Making Workshops
  • A17.7.3 :: Fraud Policy and Response Plan (Annexure A to the Fraud Prevention Plan)
  • A17.7.4 :: Annexure B to the Fraud Prevention Plan
  • A17.7.5 :: Written response to questions in PAIA requests
  • A17.7.6 :: Internal memo re: financial interest forms from employees for 2011/12
  • A17.7.7 :: Poster advertising Risk Management, Audit and Fraud Awareness Sessions for employees of the Gauteng Provincial Government

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The fastest response to a request for information... Ever

October 30th, 2015

DIRCO surprises the SAHA FOIP team with a 2 hour turn-around response to a PAIA request.

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PAIA request results in release of “free education” report issued to Blade Nzimande in 2012

October 31st, 2015

The Department of Higher Education and Training, responding to a PAIA request submitted by SAHA, today released a copy of the “free education” report issued to Minister of Higher Education and Training, Dr Blade Nzimande in 2012.

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SAHA Wins Golden Key Award at National Information Officers Forum

September 30th, 2015

SAHA's Freedom of Information Programme (FOIP), on International Right to Know Day (28 September 2015), attended the National Information Officers Forum (NIOF) hosted by the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) where SAHA was awarded a Golden Key

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Too Little Too Late from TRANSNET

September 28th, 2015

Over a year and a half late, TRANSNET finally responds to SAHA's PAIA requests, saying that no records exist.

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REPORT BACK: Local Government Stakeholder Engagement

October 1st, 2015

On 29 September 2015 conjunction with International Right to Know Day (celebrated annually on 28 September) SAHA hosted a workshop to discuss and get feedback on its collation of PAIA training material for use at local government level.

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Information on the classification of National Key Points remains elusive

September 28th, 2015

SAPS’ decision to refuse access to this information is as broad and ambiguous as its decisions to classify and declassify NKPs in the first place.

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National Key Points on the Joburg skyline

August 31st, 2015

It is an ongoing cause for concern that opaque security policies governing undisclosed locations are in place and are as yet inaccessible to the public.

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We can't fix what we don't know: Wits seminar

August 27th, 2015

The Right to Truth team was invited to the Wits Institute for Diversity Studies, to conduct a Wednesday seminar.

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