Requirement for All Businesses to have a PAIA / Section 51 Manual – DEADLINE 2015

This is just a quick reminder to inform you about a South Africa Business Act that could have impact on your business.  Please take a moment to read it.

During 2000 the government passed the Promotion of Access to Information Act (known as the PAIA Act).  The aim of this Act is to allow members of the public to know who they are dealing with in a business.

According to the Act, all public and private bodies must have a PAIA Manual (also known as a Section 51 Manual).

Extensions for some businesses have been granted until December 2015 to submit their manuals to the SAHRC.  Even if you qualify for an extension on the submission date, you still need to have a valid PAIA Manual available on request.  This means all businesses need to have one.