Segment 7: PAIA and the media

In this segment Stefaans Brummer, from the amaBhungane unit at the Mail & Guardian, details both the successes that he and his colleagues have had in using PAIA but also the challenges associated with using the Act. In particular, Stefaans indicates the difficulty for journalists in working with time frames provided for under the Act and also the capacity of bodies to rely on the exemptions included in the Act to deny access to information.


To see how you can utilise this segment in your training, download the PAIA DVD Guide.


Watch Segment 7 of the PAIA: Case Studies from Civil Society DVD