Updated PAIA manual now available!
Section 51 of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2002 (PAIA) has been extensively amended by the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013 (POPIA).
The PAIA Manual must now include information that relates to the processing of personal information by a private body.
These amendments apply as from 1 July 2021.
Our updated online process now allows private bodies to generate a fully compliant PAIA Manual in a short but dedicated time.
Previously, each private body was required to submit a copy of their PAIA Manual to the SA Human Rights Council. This no longer applies and all requirements in this regard will be provided to clients once a Manual has been created.
Now you can create your own PAIA Manual online in minutes!
It's simple - All you will need for this purpose is 15 or so minutes of dedicated time online..
We have prepared an extensive list of subjects on which most businesses hold records and the categories of records held in each subject. You may simply select the appropriate categories and subjects from a list.
We have prepared an extensive list of descriptions of the kinds of records that are normally kept in accordance with any other legislation that may apply. You may simply select all of these from a list or only those that you know apply to your particular business.
We suggest that the person who is tasked with going online and providing the information should have an intimate knowledge of the business. This will ensure an easily completed session and the immediate production of your Manual.
All you will need for this purpose is 15 or so minutes of dedicated time online.
The Manual comes in Adobe PDF format. This has several advantages:
The file is a small one and transmits quickly
The file can be attached to any email message. Most ISP’s allow these kinds of attachments and do not block them.
Upload to your website
The file can immediately be uploaded in PDF format to your website
The file prints beautifully and is available every time you need to provide any person with a copy of the Manual.