11. PAIA and POPIA Compliance

PAIA (Promotion to Access of Information Act) and POPI (Protection of Personal Information Act) All estate agencies are required to register their PAIA manuals with PAIA, and failure to do so incurs penalties. In order to register, the following is required: Compile a section 51 manual which is a roadmap of the enterprise (see example attached below) Submit the manual to the South African Human...

32. PAIA – Promotion of Access to Information Act

In 2000, the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) came into law, fulfilling the provision of section 32 of the Constitution which requires the enactment of legislation relating to access to information. The purpose of PAIA is to promote the right to access information. It is important to note that PAIA cannot be used to obtain records for use during civil or criminal legal proceedings after...

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