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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JOINT STATEMENT: National Key Points List Release

January 23rd, 2015

R2K & SAHA welcome Police Ministry’s decision to release the National Key Points List

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The Khampepe Report released

December 10th, 2014

After a protracted six year battle between the Mail & Guardian and the Presidency the Khampepe Report was finally released.

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Reactions and responses to the release of the Khampepe Report

December 10th, 2014

The release of the Khampepe Report elicited various reactions and responses.

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December 11th, 2014

SAHA announces the release of new guides: "Accessing information for better basic education" & "Activating PAIA for Advocacy"

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JOINT STATEMENT: R2K & SAHA welcome ruling on National Key Points list

December 4th, 2014

The South Gauteng High Court has given the Ministry of Police 30 days to release a public list of National Key Points to SAHA and R2K.

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PRESS RELEASE: R2K and SAHA go to court over National Key Points secrecy

November 23rd, 2014

On Monday 24 November 2014, the South Gauteng High Court will hear why the public should have access to a list of National Key Points.

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What SAHA is reading - new CER report on transparency in environmental governance

November 17th, 2014

Nancy Nkoko is the FOIP intern at SAHA and she has been reading the Centre for Environmental Rights' Report titled Money Talks:Commerical Interests and Transparency in Environmental Governance.

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Comings and goings at SAHA

October 22nd, 2014

SAHA's Freedom of Information Programme bids a fond farewell to Kathryn Johnson and welcomes new staff!

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