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PAIA ANNUAL REPORTS

A PAIA Annual Report is a report that must be submitted by all public and private bodies in South Africa to the Information Regulator. The report must provide information on the number of requests for access to information that the body received, the number of requests that were granted, and the number of requests that were refused. The report must also provide information on the reasons for refusals, and on the steps that the body has taken to improve its compliance with the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA).


The PAIA Annual Report is an important tool for ensuring that public and private bodies are complying with PAIA. The report provides the Information Regulator with information on the extent to which the right of access to information is being exercised in South Africa, and it also allows the regulator to identify areas where further education and training may be needed.


The PAIA Annual Report must be submitted to the Information Regulator by 30 June each year. The report must be submitted in electronic format, and it must be signed by the head of the public or private body.

Here are some of the information that must be included in a PAIA Annual Report:

  • The name and contact details of the public or private body.

  • The number of requests for access to information that the body received during the reporting period.

  • The number of requests that were granted, and the number of requests that were refused.

  • The reasons for refusals.

  • The steps that the body has taken to improve its compliance with PAIA.

The PAIA Annual Report is an important document that helps to ensure that the right of access to information is being upheld in South Africa. If you are interested in learning more about PAIA, or if you would like to download a copy of the PAIA Annual Report template, you can visit the Information Regulator's website.



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