Access to Information
The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2 of 2000 (“the Act”), which came into effect on 9 March 2001, seeks to advance the values of transparency and accountability in Southern Africa. The Act established the following statutory rights of requesters to any record of a private body if the following circumstances are met;
If the record is required for the exercise or protection of any legal rights of the person;
The requester complies with all the procedural requirements; and
The access is not refused in terms of any ground referred to in the Act.
Section 51 of the Act obliges private bodies to compile a Manual. The purpose of the Manual is to assist an individual in obtaining access to records of a private body and the Act stipulated the minimum requirement with which this manual has to comply.
This manual (“Manual”) has been prepared on behalf of Premier Hotels & Resorts (PTY) Ltd. It is published in accordance with the requirements of section 51 of the Act and is aimed at facilitating access to records held by Premier Hotels & Resorts in terms of the Act. This manual specifically provides information on the following:
The contact details of the Information Officer, who will deal with an individual’s request;
The structure and activities of Premier Hotels & Resorts;
The subjects and categories of records that are held by Premier Hotels & Resorts;
Records that are automatically available, without a person having to request access;
Records that are available in terms of any other legislation; and
The procedure that needs to be followed in order to obtain access to a record.
1.3 Availability of the Manual
The Manual is available in both a printed and a PDF (Portable Document Format) version. The printed version of the Manual is available for consultation, from:
The Chief Information Officer
Premier Hotels & Resorts (PTY) Ltd
Mr Samuel Nassimov
22 Esplanade , Beachfront
East London, 5211
Tel: 043 7055006
Fax: 043 7420896
1.4 Access to routinely available information
Premier Hotels & Resorts routinely makes available to the public certain information on its functions and activities. This information will continue to be available without having to make a formal request under the Act.
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