Promotion of Access to Information

PAIA is legislation in the Republic of South Africa allowing access to any information held by the State, and any information held by private bodies that is required for the exercise and protection of any rights. It applies specifically to South Africa, but is part of the global drive towards freedom of information.

The Act is enforced by the South African Information Regulator.

Request for Access

Any request for access to a record from a private body in terms of PAIA can be made with these two forms:

PAIA - Form 2 - Request for access to record
PAIA - Form 3 - Outcome of request & fees payable