Promotion of Access to Information (PAIA)

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 2023_English | PAIA Manual 2023_Afrikaans | PAIA Manual 2023_Isixhosa | PAIA NOTICE SECTION 15 2023 | PAIA manual translation acknowledgment and endorsement

To access the Information Regulators PAIA guide, forms and other relevant documentation, and


The ELIDZ is compliant with the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) and advises that the ELIDZ respects the security, integrity and confidentiality of your personal information in its possession or under its control and has put in place various measures to ensure this.

The ELIDZ has and will continue to take appropriate and reasonable measures to prevent:

(a) loss of, damage to or unauthorised access to personal information; and
(b) unlawful processing of personal information.

As a data subject you have the right to request that we correct, update, delete, destroy, object to the processing of or any other related matter in respect of your personal information that we collect, store and process.

Should you wish to view our Privacy and Personal Data Policy this can be made available.

We are committed to ensuring the protection of your personal information.

To access the Information Regulators guidance notes on POPIA and other relevant documentation,