Wilma van Schalkwyk

Information Officer

About accessing information

The purpose of the Promotion of Access to Information Act is to ensure that people can exercise their constitutional right of access to any information that is required for the exercise or protection of any right and is held by:

The motivation for giving effect to the right of access to information is to foster a culture of transparency and accountability in both public and private bodies, and to promote a society in which the people of South Africa have effective access to information to enable them to fully exercise and protect all their rights.

To what information, held by government departments or any public body, can access be obtained?

You may request access to all documentation and records held by any government department, its officials or any other public body. It does not matter when that information came into existence. This includes:

Promotion of Access to Information Act should not be used when:

However, the Access to Information Act is above any other act or legislation that may prohibit you or restrict you from having access to any information.

What you should do

How long does it take

The purpose of the Promotion of Access to Information Act is to ensure that people can exercise their constitutional right of access to any information that is required for the exercise or protection of any right and is held by:

Get the forms from the relevant institution:

Who to contact

If you need assistance or have further questions on how to access any information held in any department or by any public body, please contact the Deputy Information Officer or the Information Officer of the relevant department or public body.

Appointments

Book an Appointment
SMS the word "INFO" and your email address to 33000 (SMS charged at R1.50)