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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Press Release: Open Justice affirmed by the Supreme Court of Appeal

March 30th, 2015

In a ring­ing affir­ma­tion of the impor­tance of open jus­tice, the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) today upheld the appeal of the City of Cape Town against a West­ern Cape High Court judg­ment handed down last August.

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Celebrate South African Library Week with SAHA

March 14th, 2015

SAHA is offering a 20% discount to libraries buying 3 or more SAHA publications before the end of March 2015.

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The University of Johannesburg’s correct application of PAIA a breath of fresh air

February 28th, 2015

Setting a new standard in PAIA compliance the University of Johannesburg has applied its mind to a PAIA request and released records despite a third party raising objections.

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Joint Statement: Civil society organisations intervene in City of Cape Town’s dispute with SANRAL

February 25th, 2015

Eleven civil soci­ety, aca­d­e­mic and media groups will, fol­low­ing their admis­sion as friends of court, be dis­put­ing the con­sti­tu­tion­al­ity of a retrogres­sive High Court judg­ment at the Supreme Court of Appeal.

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Access to Information and the Right to Vote

February 23rd, 2015

My Vote Counts asks the Constitutional Court to find that PAIA does not, and was never intended, by itself, to give full effect to the right of access to information as contained in section 32 of the Constitution.

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Visualising information activism: PAIA CSN Shadow Report 2013 / 2014

February 3rd, 2015

View Corruption Watch's visual summary of the PAIA Civil Society Network's Shadow Report 2013 / 2014

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15 years on, shadow report reveals PAIA compliance remains low

February 3rd, 2015

On 2 February 2000, South Africa's key transparency law, the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (PAIA), was signed into law. 15 years later, the PAIA Civil Society Network has released its annual ‘shadow report' on the state of access to infor

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Justice under PAIA still eluding former Transnet employees

January 30th, 2015

Former Transnet employees still await records, with some of the delays caused by technical interpretations of vague terminology in PAIA.

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