The freedom of Information Programme
Access to information is an essential element of a vibrant democracy. When implemented effectively, it facilitates transparency, accountability and good governance. It is an enabling right that,in principle, affords all people the opportunity to access information that can be used to respect, protect, promote and fulfill other human rights. In South Africa, freedom of information has evolved through the process of transitioning from the end of apartheid to the establishment of democracy.
Section32 (1) of South Africa’s Constitution states that everyone has the right of access to any information held by both public and private bodies that is required for the exercise or protection of any right. The Promotion of Access to Information Act, No. 2 of 2000 (PAIA) is the national legislation which seeks to give effect to this constitutional entitlement, giving all persons the right to have access to records held by public and private bodies.
Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA)
What is PAIA?
Promotion of Access to Information Act, Act no. 2 of 2000 (PAIA) was passed by the Parliament of the Republic of South Africa to give effect to the constitutional right of access to information for everyone. It gives access to information held by governmental bodies and private bodies required for the protection of any persons rights.
Who is the Information Officer?
The Head of Department for Roads and Transport is the Information Officer for the Department. She however designated Deputy Information Officers to render the public body as accessible as possible (Section 17 (1) of the Act.
Department of Transport Information Officer
Mrs. Hanli du Plessis is the Information Officer for the Department of Roads and Transport. She has delegated the function of Deputy Information Officers to Humbulani Lumadi, Mpho Seriti and Gregory Mkhabele who also serve as decision making structure.
Deparment of Transport PAIA Manual
In accordance with the Act, section 14, The Department has compiled a manual containing the description of its structure, functions, addresses and contact details of Information Officer, Deputy Information Officers, categories of available records and services available. The manual is available at the Departments website, the intranet and can also be requested from Information and Records Management in print form.
How do we require information?
Any person requesting for information must complete the prescribed form and address that to the Information Officer. This can be sent by post, hand delivery, fax or by e-mail.
For more information, please contact:
|Manager for Records|
Tel: 015-295 1057e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Manager for Information and Knowledge Management|
Tel: 015 295 1060e-mail: email@example.com
|Deputy Manager for Records|
Tel: 015-295 1190e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Deputy Manager for Records|
Tel: 015 295 1194e-mail: email@example.com