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: 1085
Pending: 21
Denied: 177
Deemed to have been refused: 458
Granted in full: 167
Granted in part: 134
Transferred in full to one body: 51
Transferred in full to more than one body: 32
Transferred in part – remainder pending 2
Transferred in part – remainder released entirely 21
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 6
Transferred in part – remainder withdrawn within the timeframe 0
Withdrawn within timeframe: 2
Treated as non-compliant: 5

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News

Reviewing the Past and Forging the Future: The Right2Know Gauteng 2017 Provincial Summit

February 23rd, 2017

An Intern Reflects: The Freedom to Access Information Programme interns participate the 2-day Right 2 Know Gauteng Provincial Summit commission on access to information.

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The Access to Information Network releases its 2016 Shadow Report

February 23rd, 2017

New report reveals shocking failure by public and private bodies to uphold South Africans’ right of access to information

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Latest developments in Nokuthula Simelane matter

February 17th, 2017

Mayor of Polokwane and sister of the late Nokuthula Simelane seeks leave to intervene in legal defence costs matter

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FORTHCOMING EVENT: Inaugural Images of Defiance fundraising auction

February 17th, 2017

SAHA is hosting a poster auction aimed at raising funds to continue in its mission to archive for justice & accountability

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Developing an indicator for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

January 27th, 2017

Various indicators are being developed to measure how successful the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals will be. SAHA seeks to weigh in on the discussions around the development.

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The Media and Accessing Information – An Intern Reflects

January 27th, 2017

An intern reflects on the South African media's use of PAIA to access information for purposes of shaping national debate.

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What's past is prologue: A(nother) look back at our requests in 2016

December 5th, 2016

We highlight requests submitted throughout the year, not yet featured in a story, for insight into the length and breadth of our Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (PAIA) requests in 2016.

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INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES AT SAHA

November 30th, 2016

SAHA is looking for recent South African graduates with a keen interest in activism and struggles for justice and accountability in South Africa to apply for upcoming internship opportunities at SAHA.

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