Access to Information (PAIA) Compliance Legal Services
Access to information has a shadowy past in South Africa. Luckily, thanks to the Constitution, this secrecy is behind us. The Constitution grants us the right to access any information held by another person, and that is required for the exercise or protection of any rights, and to provide for matters connected therewith.
To achieve this transparency, we have the Promotion of Access to Information Act, or PAIA. PAIA allows for anyone to submit a request for information held by certain bodies, to be made available via a PAIA request form. These bodies include all businesses, from sole proprietors to private companies and listed multinationals.
Private bodies were previously exempt from PAIA compliance, but this all changed on 31 December 2021. It’s now very likely that PAIA compliance will apply to you, and your company must take action.
Luckily, PAIA compliance is not a nightmare, particularly with the assistance of Legalese. Get in touch today and we will help you ensure your compliance with PAIA is painless and seamless.
What our PAIA law experts can offer you:
We can draft you a PAIA manual which is bespoke to your company and your requirements to ensure you meet the 01 January 2022 deadline.
If you have an existing PAIA manual, we can review your manual to determine its level of compliance with PAIA.
We can assist with any PAIA related queries, including PAIA request applications, and disputes related thereto.