Submission: Promotion of Access to Information Amendment Draft Bill
Forum: National Assembly of the Parliament of South Africa
Date: 26 August 2019
Submission overview: Power Singh Inc. prepared a submission on behalf of Media Monitoring Africa on the Promotion of Access to Information Amendment Draft Bill. The submission dealt with a number of key aspects, including whistle-blower protections, the inclusion of consequences for non-compliance, and the need for a holistic update and modernisation of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (PAIA). The submission also called for alignment between PAIA and applicable regional standards, including the Guidelines on Access to Information and Elections in Africa adopted by the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights.
The submission can be accessed here.