PAIA Application

Dear Business Owner,

Your business must have a PAIA manual in place by 31 December 2021 in terms of section 51 of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, Act 2 of 2000 (“PAIA”).

On 31 December 2021, the current exemption granted by the government to private businesses expires. The authorities (including the Information Regulator) have been very clear that they will not extend the exemption again. From 1 January 2022, everybody (including private companies, close corporations, trusts, sole proprietors, home owners’ associations, etc.) need to have a manual. No one is exempt.

This manual must be loaded onto your website (if you have one) and it should be available for inspection at your offices.

The penalties for non-compliance are outlined in section 90 of PAIA.

A head of a private body who wilfully or in a grossly negligent manner fails to comply with the provisions of section 51, commits an offence and is liable on conviction to a fine, or to imprisonment for a period not exceeding two years.

Our business, SkillSA, a business consultancy with a strong reputation and long history of exceptional client service offers a compliant manual for your business for a fee of R2,250-00 (including VAT). The fee is only payable once you have received your completed manual so you are not at risk.

To avoid non-compliance and prosecution, contact us using the link below if you would like our assistance in compiling your PAIA manual.

By sending any email communication to SkillSA and providing any of your personal or business information to us, you expressly give SkillSA consent to process your personal or business information contained in such email which will be done in accordance with the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (“POPIA”) and the Privacy Policy of SkillsSA

Thank you for your interest. Please provide us with the following information so that we can complete your manual:

After completion of your manual your personal information will be deleted from our systems to protect your privacy.

Dear Business Owner,

By sending any email communication to Emancipation Resources (Pty) Limited and providing any of your personal or business information to us, you expressly give Emancipation Resources (Pty) Limited consent to process your personal or business information contained in such email which will be done in accordance with the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (“POPIA”) and the Privacy Policy of the Emancipation Resources (Pty) Limited.