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PAIA Description for DST Drawn Up

September 9, 2021

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

The Promotion of Access to Information Act description for the science and technology department has been drawn up.

The justice and constitutional development department published the description in Government Gazette 45099.

The act prescribes that all public bodies must provide details of all internal records held so that requests for information can be processed.

The purpose of the act is to foster a culture of transparency and accountability in both the public and private sectors by affording any person the right of access to information to enable them to exercise and protect all their rights to the full extent required.

The category of records automatically available for inspection, copying and free of charge is listed.