Promotion of Access to Information Act Manual
Prepared in terms of section 51 of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, act No 2 of 2000 (The “Act”)
FARMOVS (Pty) Ltd
This manual has been compiled in accordance with the requirements of section 51 of the Promotion of Access to Information Act. A copy of this manual can be viewed by appointment at our registered head office.
A copy of this manual is available upon request made to the Chief Information Officer and payment of an administrative fee of R50-00.
Dekaan Street, University of the Free State,
205 Nelson Mandela Drive, Park West,
Bloemfontein, 9301, South Africa
Section 10 Guide on How to Use the Act
In terms of section 10 of the Act, a guide on how to use the Act is available from the South African Human Rights Commission or the Information Regulator once established.
Enquiries can be directed to:
The South African Human Rights Commission: PAIA Unit
Private Bag 2700
Tel: +2711 484 8300
Fax: +2711 484 0582
Categories of Records Which Are Available Without Having To Request Access
At the time of this publication the Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development had not yet published any regulations under this section of the Act.
Records Available In Terms Of Any Other Legislation
Manner of Access and Request
Requesters are to complete the prescribed form as contained in Regulation 10 to the Act and send it to the Chief or Deputy Information Officer listed above. Payment of the prescribed fee in the amount of R50.00 is required before the request is processed where applicable. Upon granting the request, an access fee as prescribed must be paid.
The fee structure is available on the website of the South African Human Rights Commission at www.sahrc.org.za, or the website of the department of justice and constitutional development (under regulations) at http://www.doj.gov.za.
If the preparation of the information requested requires more than the prescribed 6 (six) hours, a deposit shall be paid (of not more than one third of the access fee which would be payable if the request were granted).
Records may be withheld until the fees have been paid.
A requestor may lodge an application with a court against the tender/payment of the request fee and/or deposit.
The requester will, subject to the provisions of the Act, be notified within 30 days of receipt of the request whether the request is granted. Refusal of the request may be made upon grounds stipulated in the Act.
It is important to detail in a request for information the relevant section of the Act relied on and the capacity in which the requester is applying for such information and in respect of which person. Requests may be refused upon grounds as stipulated in other relevant legislation.
A requester may lodge a complaint with the Information Regulator (once established) against the payment of the prescribed fee, the form of access granted as well as the refusal of the request within 30 days after such notice is given.
Subjects and Categories of Records Held
Availability of Manual
This manual is available at the Company’s registered address above, the South African Human Rights Commission or the Information Regulator (once established). Copies of the manual may be obtained from the Chief or Deputy Information officers subject to payment of the prescribed fee.
Protection of Personal Information Act 2013
Chief Operating Officer