PAIA reports and submissions
The Access to Information Network (ATIN) formally known as the PAIA Civil Society Network aims to produce a shadow report annually, which is designed to complement the work done by the South African Human Rights Commission in monitoring the implementation of PAIA by providing a perspective on implementation from organisations that utilise the rights in the Act on a regular basis.
The ATIN has also collaborated on a number of advocacy initiatives aimed at protecting and improving the implementation of the right to know in South Africa. In particular the ATIN undertook a review of PAIA, which it submitted to parliament detailing the challenges experienced by civil society in implementing PAIA and recommending changes to the legislation. The ATIN also made a submission to parliament on the proposed Protection of State Information Bill. More recently SAHA has provided a submission of the Rules of Court that apply to PAIA litigation.
If you are interested in joining this network or would like further information please contact the Freedom of Information Programme.