THE PROMOTION OF ACCESS TO INFORMATION ACT ('PAIA')
PROMOTION OF ACCESS TO INFORMATION ACT of 2000
of South Africa ("PAIA")
has the effect of making it necessary for various bodies, including
private bodies (including private companies like FSG) to publish a
manual that shall be available to all members of the public, that
describes what information of such a body is available to the
public, how the public may access that information, what fee such a body
shall raise to provide that information, and what information the public
is prohibited from accessing from that body.
The right to access records of
PRIVATE BODIES is described in Section 50 of the PAIA (the
commencement of Part 3, Chapter 1, Section 50), as
(1) A requester must be given
access to any record of a private body if-
(a) that record is required for the exercise or protection of any
(b) that person complies with the procedural requirements in the Act
relating to a request for information to any record; and
(c) access to that record is not refused in terms of any ground for
refusal contemplated in Chapter 4 of this Part.
(2) In addition to the requirements referred to in subsection (1), when
a public body, referred to in paragraph (a) or (b) (i) of the definition
of "public body" in section 1, requests access to a record of a private
body for the exercise or protection of any rights, other than its
rights, it may be acting in the public interest.
(3) A request contemplated in subsection (1) includes a request for
access to a record cont0000000aining personal information about the requester
or the person on whose behalf the request is made.
Chapter 4 of Part 3 of the PAIA sets
out all the reasons (and the related subjects) why a private body may
REFUSE access to information requested.
The following is the electronic
version of the
PAIA MANUAL of FSG:
comply in full with the PAIA in as much as it applies to FSG.
Other than what is provided for in the contents this page of the website of FSG
(www.fohlasecurity.co.za), FSG will not comply with PAIA requests for information
that are interpreted by FSG to be defined by the provisions of
Chapter 4 of Part 3 of the PAIA.
requests for information in terms of the PAIA, excluding access
to the contents of the websites of FSG and the provision of a
hardcopy version of FSG's COMPANY AND SERVICES PROFILE, shall be
subject to a fee of R 600.00 per hour PLUS VAT for FSG's time to
produce the PAIA information requested, plus copy/printing
costs at R 1.00 plus VAT per A4 page, for which FSG shall
quote in advance upon receipt of a PAIA request. Non-acceptance of
FSG's quotation shall relieve FSG of any obligation to comply
with the PAIA request.
Information Officer of FSG shall at all times be the Chief
Executive Officer of FSG.
FSG's COMPANY AND SERVICES PROFILE
can be downloaded by clicking
HERE, and permissible PAIA requests
for information may be made to FSG as follows:
ordinary mail, addressed to The CEO, FSG, PO Box 17,
email by clicking on
which will automatically
open a pre-addressed email that the requester may use to
submit a request by attaching to it
FORM C of ANNEXURE A to the PAIA
(see bullet immediately below) or by
producing an email that is
substantially similar to FORM C.
request for information will be considered
unless it confirms substantially to FORM C of ANNEXURE A to the PAIA. Form C can
be obtained by clicking HERE,
that it shall acknowledge every PAIA request for information,
but reserves the right to challenge the information requested by
the requestor if deemed by FSG to be confidential to its
clients, shareholders, directors and employers, or to
pertain to any particular service rendered
by FSG to a client, or to pertains to anything
that FSG considers to form part if its intellectual property.
INTRODUCTION TO THE PREAMBLE TO THE PROMOTION OF ACCESS TO INFORMATION
'To give effect to the constitutional right of access to any information
held by the State and any
information that is held by another person and that is required for the
exercise or protection
of any rights, and to provide for matters connected therewith.'
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