What is PAIA? PAIA 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.
Who must do what? As a private body, you are obliged in terms of Section 51 to lodge your manual. 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 I don’t? All Section 51 Manuals MUST be lodged with the SAHRC in terms of the Act – failure to do so can result in Penalties.
What is a Section 51 Manual? The PAIA manual or PAIA form is the essence of the PAIA Act.
Callidus allows you to build your PAIA manual, which will then be emailed to you for you to place on your website and will be submitted to the SAHRC on your behalf. We also keep an electronic link to our website.
What are the costs? The complete PAIA manual, including email copy and lodging with the SAHRC – costs only R199.95.
An Invoice will be mailed to you immediately. This expense is fully tax deductible in your business.