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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SAHA's FOIP team finalises preparations for the third and final phase of the local government project after completing the second phase of workshops with municipalities and communities

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SAHA outgoing and incoming staff

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SAHA supports SAHRC capacity-building training workshop on PAIA

May 25th, 2015

On the 12th of May 2015 SAHA's Freedom of Information Programme provided training on the use of our publications in training communities to use PAIA as part of the South African Human Rights Commission in-house capacity training workshop.

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PRESS RELEASE: 30 Days to Release the Farlam Commission Report

May 22nd, 2015

Marikana Support Campaign (MSC), Right2Know Campaign (R2K) and South African History Archive (SAHA) submit PAIA request for release of Farlam Commission Report.

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Freedom House - Freedom of the Press Report 2015 released

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Recently Freedom House released their annual report on the state of press freedom around the world and South Africa’s decline on the list is largely related to limitations of the right of access to information.

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