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PAIA Description for DTIC Drawn Up

November 18, 2020

Department of Justice and Constitutional Development

The Promotion of Access to Information Act description of the trade, industry and competition department has been drawn up.

The justice and constitutional development department published the description in Government Gazette 43900.

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 of their rights to the full extent required.

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

Publications and online publications automatically available are also listed.