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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We can't fix what we don't know: Wits seminar

August 27th, 2015

The Right to Truth team was invited to the Wits Institute for Diversity Studies, to conduct a Wednesday seminar.

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TRC Transfer Lists: The marker of memories and truths about South Africa’s past

August 27th, 2015

Read about how the TRC transfer list is helping SAHA's TRC-related PAIA requests.

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Nominations for members of Information Regulator close on 14 August

August 12th, 2015

Parliament calls for nominations of member of vital new regulator with extensive powers to investigate complaints in relation to the rights of access to, and privacy of, information.

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CALL FOR COMMENT: Copyright Amendment Bill - closes 27 August

August 12th, 2015

DTI calls for public comments on the Copyright Amendment Bill by Thursday 27 August 2015

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PAIA Civil Society Network hosts panel at the Public Interest Law Gathering

August 7th, 2015

Looking at some of the highlights coming out of the discussion at the PAIA CSN panel at PILG on the impact of recent litigation on the right of access to information broadly and the application and implementation of PAIA specifically

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SAHA completes phase two of PAIA Local Government training project in preparation of third and final phase

July 11th, 2015

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

July 8th, 2015

The second semester of 2015 sees us bidding farewell to one Intern and welcoming three!

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New Centre for Environmental Rights collection promotes access to long-sought environmental records

July 3rd, 2015

The new Centre for Environmental Rights (CER) collection (AL3299) at SAHA relates to CER's work in promoting transparency and accountability in environmental governance.

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