1.1 In terms of Section 51 of Promotion of Access to Information Act, No 2 of 2000 (“PAIA”), all private entities are required to compile a PAIA Manual (“Manual”) that provides information on both the types and categories of records held by the entity.

1.2 In addition, the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (“POPIA”) amends PAIA in a number of ways. One of the keys ways in which POPIA changes PAIA relates to the role of the South African Human Rights Commission (“SAHRC”). Under POPIA the function of the SAHRC in terms of PAIA will be transferred to the Information Regulator once fully established, to monitor both POPIA and PAIA, and to handle complaints relating to access to information and the protection of personal information upon commencement of POPIA.

1.3 Section 9 of the Act, however, recognises that such right to access to information is subject to certain justifiable limitations, for instance limitations aimed at:

1.3.1 The reasonable protection of privacy;

1.3.2 Commercial confidentiality; and

1.3.3 Effective, efficient, and good governance.

1.4 This Manual provides and outline types of records held by Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation and explains how requestors may submit requests to these records in terms of PAIA. It further allows requesters to access, object to and request a correction of personal information in terms of sections 23 and 24 of POPIA.