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SAHA - FOIP – Home

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: 1173
Pending: 16
Denied: 184
Deemed to have been refused: 500
Granted in full: 182
Granted in part: 147
Transferred in full to one body: 55
Transferred in full to more than one body: 34
Transferred in part – remainder pending 0
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Transferred in part – remainder withdrawn within the timeframe 0
Withdrawn within timeframe: 2
Treated as non-compliant: 9

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News

Freedom From Poverty and Fear: Yindi'indlela

April 30th, 2018

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Revitalising the light on access to information

April 25th, 2018

Braille is progressively showing up everywhere and visually impaired or blind members of our community who read braille are more empowered to live fully independent lives. In the past, sadly many expected blind and visually impaired individuals to be full

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Court Strikes a Blow Against Transparency

March 23rd, 2018

SAHA's statement concerning the judgement handed down in the South African History Archive v South African Reserve Bank and another case. SAHA is disappointed but not deterred, and will continue to fight for transparency.

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Are South African citizens doing enough to fight corruption?

December 12th, 2017

SAHA attended the civil society briefing on the People’s Tribunal on Economic Crime in South Africa (the People’s Tribunal), held in Johannesburg on the 7th of November 2017.

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VACANCY: Freedom of Information Programme Coordinator

December 7th, 2017

SAHA is looking for a dynamic, committed attorney with an interest in access to information and human rights advocacy to coordinate its Freedom of Information Programme.

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Launching: Accessing Information - When Private Sector Performs Public Functions

December 6th, 2017

SAHA has launched its latest publications in a series of publications aimed at assisting the public with requesting information using the Promotion of Access to Information Act.

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Publication Launch: Accessing Information at the Local Level

December 4th, 2017

On 27 October 2017 SAHA officially launch the latest publications in a series of publications aimed at supporting the use of and compliance with access to information legislation.

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VACANCY: Junior Attorney - Freedom of Information Programme

October 25th, 2017

SAHA is looking for a dynamic professional with an interest in public interest litigation, practice-based research and the use of access to information and technology as tools for social justice to join its Freedom of Information Programme (FOIP).

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