Right to Information

Judicial Handbook on Litigating and Adjudicating Access to Information Cases

In preparation for a regional judicial colloquium on FOI, the meeting brought together a group of individuals to serve as a Faculty.» Read More

A Broader View: Private companies, human rights and the extractive industry

With Zimbabwe’s diamond industry still shrouded in secrecy, SALC assisted the Southern Africa Resource Watch (SARW) and three Zimbabweans to petition the New Reclamation Group (Pty) Ltd (Reclam) for access to information that will shed some much-needed light on its controversial mining operations.» Read More

PAIA applicable to corporations operating outside of SA

The key question raised by a new set of requests for information filed by SALC with the New Reclamation Group is whether the constitutional right given effect to through the enactment of Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) are only available for the benefit of persons within South Africa.» Read More

Table on FOI legislation and constitutional provisions

Adoption of freedom of information legislation in the Southern Africa region as of March 2010  Country Express FOI Constitutional provision Status of FOI legislation Year Angola X Lei de Acesso aos Documentos Administrativos 2002 Botswana X No indication of FOI legislation X Democratic Republic of Congo X No indication of …» Read More

Quick Guide to accessing information in terms of section 37 of the Constitution of Malawi

A quick Guide to requesting information in terms of section 37 of the Constitution of Malawi» Read More