In terms of section 51 of the Promotion of Access to Information Act each business in South Africa must submit a PAIA Manual to the South African Human Rights Commission before the 31st of December 2015.

What exactly is PAIA?
PAIA (Promotion of Access to Information Act) is legislation that creates the framework to the right to access information enshrined in section 32 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. PAIA is the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000.  The purpose of this legislation is to promote a culture of transparency, accountability and good governance both in the private and public sectors. 

PAIA Act, the PAIA Manual, the PAIA Form and the Access to Information Act.
The PAIA Manual is also called the Section 51 Manual. 

Who must do what?
As a company, you are obliged in terms of Section 51 to lodge your manual before the coming deadline. This means that if you are in business as a sole proprietor, partnership, close corporation, private or public company, business trust, bodies corporate or co-operative, you are required to compile and file a Manual. 

What if you dont submitt your Section 51 Manual?
All Section 51 Manuals  MUST be lodged with the SAHRC in terms of the Act, failure to do so can result in Penalties. 

At Corporate-Link We prepare this manual on your behalf at a cost of R550.
Included witin this fee:

  • The Compiling of your comprehensive manual based on the Act.
  • Submitting your manual to the physical address of the office of the Human Rights Commission.
  • Submitting your manual electronically to the office of the Human Rights Commission.
  • Proof of both submissions forwarded to your company

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