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 2022_English | PAIA manual 2018 IsiXhosa | PAIA manual final 2018-Afrikaans | PAIA NOTICE SECTION 15 2021 | Section 32Notice to HRC

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


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.