Access to Records | PAIA | How to Comply

 Access to Records

Obtain access to records effortlessly and inexpensively.

PAIA establishes voluntary and mandatory procedures to give effect to that right in a manner which enables persons to obtain access to records of private and public bodies as quickly, cost-effectively and effortlessly as possible.

The Act also promotes transparency, accountability and effective governance of public and private bodies by educating everyone to understand their rights in terms of the Act and to understand its functions so that everyone can obtain knowledge to effectively scrutinise, participate in and make decisions affecting their rights.