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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: 1297
Pending: 84
Denied: 195
Deemed to have been refused: 515
Granted in full: 197
Granted in part: 148
Transferred in full to one body: 56
Transferred in full to more than one body: 36
Transferred in part – remainder pending 10
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Transferred in part – remainder withdrawn within the timeframe 1
Withdrawn within timeframe: 2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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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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Remembering the Life of Nomzamo Winnie Madikizela Mandela

August 8th, 2018

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Battle Still Rages For #FeesMustFall Activists

June 14th, 2018

Years after the end of the mass #FessMustFall protests, many of the student activists find themselves trapped in the criminal legal system. There is a need for justice to prevail, restorative justice that considers the greater needs of society, by ensurin

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Remembering the class of 1976 and #FeesMustFall

June 14th, 2018

As we approach the halfway mark in our first year of free tertiary education, SAHA reflects on the long history of struggle and sacrifice by our nations youth activists in achieving equal education.  

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No justice for xenophobic survivors as SAPS fails to comply with PAIA.

May 25th, 2018

SAHA takes a closer look at Africa day, a day set aside by the African Union to celebrate all that makes us unique and binds us together as Africans.

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