Promotion of access to information act in South Africa

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2 of 2000 ("the Act") seeks to advance the values of transparency and accountability. The Act came into effect on 9 March 2001.

The Act establishes the following statutory rights of requestors to any record of a private body if:

  • that record is required for the exercise or protection of any of his or her legal rights
  • that requestor complies with all the procedural requirements
  • access is not refused in terms of any ground referred to in the Act

This section (Promotion of Access to Information) of the site is published in accordance with a manual which has been prepared and published in accordance with the requirements of section 51 of the Act. Its purpose is to facilitate access to records held by Deloitte & Touche South Africa.