The Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (“PAIA” or “the Act”) gives 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. The Protection of Personal Information Act 2013 has amended the PAIA and also requires from private bodies to disclose certain information through the relevant organisation’s PAIA Manual.
Specifically, section 51(1) of the Act, read with the Protection of Personal Information Act of 2013, requires a private body to compile a manual that must contain information as specified and required by both PAIA and POPI. In addition, the PAIA manual must set out the formal procedure that a person must follow in order to request to view, update or delete personal information held by the private body.
In this context, a “private body” is defined as any natural person who carries or has carried on any trade, business, or profession, but only in such capacity or any partnership which carries or has carried on any trade, business or profession or any former or existing juristic person (e.g. any company, close corporation or business trust).
This organisation falls within the definition of a “private body” and this Manual has been compiled in accordance with the said provisions and to fulfill the requirements of the Act.
In terms of the Act, where a request for information is made to a body, there is an obligation to provide the information, except where the Act expressly provides that the information may not be released. In this context, Section 9 of the Act recognises that access to information can be limited. In general, the limitations relate to circumstances where such release would pose a threat to the protection of privacy, commercial confidentiality, and the exercising of efficient governance.
Accordingly, this manual provides a reference to the records held and the process that needs to be adopted to access such records..
All requests for access to information (other than information that is available to the public) must be addressed to the Head of the Business named in section 2 of this Manual.
Name of Business: Buffaloland Safaris
Head of Business: Mr JP Du Plessis
Position: General Manager
Postal Address: P.O.Box 1363, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, 1380
Physical Address: Farm Guernsey KU 81, Hoedspruit, Limpopo, 1380
Phone Number: 0842406302
Email Address: email@example.com
3.1 The Act grants a requester access to records of a private body, if the record is required for the exercise or protection of any rights. If a public body lodges a request, the public body must be acting in the public interest.
3.2 Requests in terms of the Act must be made in accordance with the prescribed procedures, at the rates provided. The forms and tariff are dealt with in regulations 6 and 7 of the Act.
3.3 Requesters are referred to the Guide which, in terms of Section 10 as amended, has been compiled by the Information Regulator established in terms of section 39 of the Protection of Personal Information Act, 2013, and which contains information for the purposes of exercising Constitutional Rights.
A “Request for a copy of the Guide (Form 1)” is available at: https://www.justice.gov.za/inforeg/docs2-f.html
The Guide is also available at:
Address: JD House, 27 Stiemens Street Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2001
Postal Address: P.O. Box 31533 Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2017
Tel Number: 010 023 5200
Email Address: PAIACompliance@infoRegulator.org.za
The following is a list of records that are held at the business’s office:
At present these include records (if any) held in terms of:
It may be required from time to time need to share personal information of data subjects with third parties in other countries. Any sharing of personal information of data subjects with third parties in other countries will be done only if the recipient of the information is subject to a law, binding corporate rules or binding agreement which provide an adequate level of protection which effectively upholds principles for reasonable processing of the information that are substantially similar to the conditions for the lawful processing of personal information relating to a data subject who is a natural person and, where applicable, a juristic person, as set out in the Protection of Personal Information Act and the data subject consents to the transfer.
Any such transfer will have to be shown to be necessary for the performance of a contract between the data subject and the recipient in question, or for the implementation of precontractual measures taken in response to the data subject’s request.
Up to date technology is employed to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of the Personal Information under our care.
We continuously establish and maintain appropriate, reasonable technical and organisational measures to ensure that the integrity of the Personal Information which may be in our possession or under our control, is secure and that such information is protected against unauthorised or unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction or damage, alteration or access by having regard to the requirements set forth in law, in industry practice and generally accepted information security practices and procedures applicable.
Access will be granted to a record only if the following criteria are fulfilled:
Access to any record may be refused under certain limited circumstances. These include:
If access to a record or any other relevant information is denied, our response will include:
The applicable fees are prescribed in terms of the Regulations promulgated under the Act.
There are two basic types of fees payable in terms of the Act.
The non-refundable request fee of R 50 (excluding VAT) is payable on submission of any request for access to any record. This does not apply if the request is for personal records of the requestor. No fee is payable in such circumstances.
The access fee is payable prior to being permitted access to the records in the required form. The applicable fees are prescribed in terms of Part III of Annexure A as identified in Government Notice Number 187, Regulation 11.
A copy of this Manual may be obtained from the Head of Business referred to in Section 2 hereof.
Any transmission costs or postage required in respect of hard copies of the Manual, will be for the account of the requester.
Last updated February 08, 2022
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