Promotion of Access to Information

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2 of 2000 (“PAIA”) was enacted to give 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; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

The purpose of PAIA is to foster a culture of transparency and accountability in public and private bodies by giving effect to the right of access to information, and to actively promote a society in which people would have effective access to all information necessary for the full and proper exercise and protection of their rights.

The ELIDZ PAIA manual has been prepared in English, Afrikaans and isiXhosa and are accessible hereunder.

PAIA manual 2018 IsiXhosa

PAIA manual final 2018-Afrikaans

PAIA manual 2018-English

To access the South African Human Rights Commission’s guide to PAIA and other relevant documentation, go to


Important Notice

Good day ELIDZ Valued Stakeholder

As the South African government works to flatten the curve on the spread of COVID-19 through the measures outlined by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 23 March 2020, the ELIDZ has suspended all walk-in visits / meetings or conferences at its offices with immediate effect until further notice.

You are, therefore, requested to reach out to your ELIDZ contact and make alternative arrangements as all face-to-face meetings are replaced by email, video and telephone calls.  Alternatively visit our website or call 043 702 8200 for assistance.

We thank you for your cooperation and understanding.

ELIDZ Management