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Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000
Section 51 Manual for Specialised Project Practice (Pty) Ltd
Introduction to Specialised Project Practice (Pty) Ltd
Specialised Project Practice (Pty) Ltd is a Specialised Consulting company focusing on the Project, Programme and Portfolio Management Space. The Company offers potential clients both customised and standard best practice offerings and is a specialist in the abovementioned domain.
1. Contact Details [Section 51(1)(a)]
PO Box 43927
Company Registration Number: 2010/018118/07
Telephone Number: +27 72 484 8539
Facsimile Number: +27 86 230 1438
Website Address: http://www.spprac.com
Contact e-mail address of Chief Executive Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact e-mail address of Information Officer: email@example.com
2. The Section 10 Guide on how to use the Act [Section 51(1)(b)]
The Guide will be available from the South African Human Rights Commission by not later than August 2004. Please direct any queries to:
The South African Human Rights Commission:
The Research and Documentation Department
Postal address: Private Bag 2700
Telephone: +27 11 484-8300
Fax: +27 11 484-7146
3. Records available in terms of any other legislation [Section 51(1)(d)]
Certain legislation is applicable to the operation of our business. Information, therefore, may be available in terms of the provisions of the legislation listed below:
Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997
Companies Act 61 of 1973
Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Health Diseases Act 130 of 1993
Consumer Affairs (Unfair Business Practices) Act 71 of 1988
Copyright Act 98 of 1978
Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998
Income Tax Act 95 of 1967
Intellectual Property Laws Amendments Act 38 of 1997
Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995
Occupational Health & Safety Act 85 of 1993
Trade Marks Act 194 of 1993
Unemployment Contributions Act 4 of 2002
Unemployment Insurance Act 63 of 2001
Value Added Tax Act 89 of 1991
4. Access to the records held by the private body in question [Sections 51(1)(c) and 51(1)(e)]
i. In this instance, we refer the requester to any information displayed in the public domain of http://www.spprac.com [Section 51(1)©]
ii. Records that may be requested [Section 51(1)(e)]
Staff Recruitment Policies
Work done by the company
Specific records relating to the requester
iii. Request procedures:
Form of request:
The requester must use the prescribed form to make the request for access to a record. This must be made to the CEO of the private body. This request must be made to the address, fax number or electronic mail address of the body concerned [s53(1)].
The requester must provide sufficient detail on the request form to enable the head of the private body to identify the record and the requester. The requester should also indicate which form of access is required. The requester should also indicate if any other manner is to be used to inform the requester and state the necessary particulars to be so informed [s 53(2)(a) and (b) and ©].
The requester must identify the right that is sought to be exercised or to be protected and provide an explanation of why the requested record is required for the exercise or protection of that right [s 53(2)(d)].
If a request is made on behalf of a another person, the requester must then submit proof of the capacity in which the requester is making the request to the satisfaction of the head of the private body [s 53(2)(f)].
A requester who seeks access to a record containing personal information about that requester is not required to pay the request fee. Every other requester, who is not a personal requester, must pay the required request fee:
The CEO of the private body must notify the requester (other than a personal requester) by notice, requiring the requester to pay the prescribed fee (if any) before further processing the request [s 54(1)].
The fee that the requester must pay to a private body is R50. The requester may lodge an application to the court against the tender or payment of the request fee [s 54(3)(b)].
After the CEO of the private body has made a decision on the request, the requester must be notified in the required form.
If the request is granted then a further access fee must be paid for the search, reproduction, preparation and for any time that has exceeded the prescribed hours to search and prepare the record for disclosure [s 54(6)].
5. Other information as may be prescribed [Section 51(1)(f)]
The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development has not made any regulations in this regard.
6. Availability of the manual [Section 51(3)]
If you wish to request access to any information in terms of the Act, please contact the Information Officer [whose details are given in Part 1 above] whereupon an information request form will be mailed to you, or the SAHRC website [www.sahrc.org.za]. Kindly note that inspection of the manual is free of charge; however, in terms of the Act, there is a prescribed fee [payable in advance] for requesting and accessing further information. These fees are listed in the request form. Note further that you will not automatically be granted access to any information - you will need to clearly identify the right you wish to exercise or protect, as well as clearly explain why the requested information is required for the exercising and/or protection of that right. You will be notified, via the request form, whether your request has been granted.