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: 1134
Pending: 31
Denied: 183
Deemed to have been refused: 470
Granted in full: 175
Granted in part: 140
Transferred in full to one body: 52
Transferred in full to more than one body: 34
Transferred in part – remainder pending 1
Transferred in part – remainder released entirely 26
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Transferred in part – remainder withdrawn within the timeframe 0
Withdrawn within timeframe: 2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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"Food" for thought: What is the state of Government's Feeding Scheme

June 13th, 2017

We take a look at the outcome of PAIA requests to various Departments of Education, for information regarding the implementation of the Primary Schools’ Feeding Scheme.

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Is Government Supporting Your Favourite Newspaper?

May 23rd, 2017

We take a closer look at a PAIA request to the office of the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) for information about advertising spaces purchased by government and, more importantly, at why you should care to know more about that too.

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Meet the "Funders" - FOIP attends a meeting with Indigo Trust's founder

April 24th, 2017

SAHA recently had an opportunity to meet the founder of Indigo Trust, which generously funded our Requestee Tool, at an intimate gathering in the Mother City.

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Feedback from the Pan-Africa Conference on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information

March 29th, 2017

SAHA's Freedom of Information Programme Coordinator reports back from the conference

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Wrapping up progress on the Requestee page

March 15th, 2017

Having submitted the final report to the funders for the Requestee page we reflect on the impact the tool has had

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Interns reflect: first week on the job

March 20th, 2017

The new interns are thrilled to join SAHA and reflect on their first week on the job, as part the Freedom of Information Programme; Struggles for Justice Programme and Support Services.

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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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