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Lodging PAIA Requests

Request forms A, B and C

Form A
The form below needs to be completed when a request for information is made to a public body. Please note that these forms must be made available from the public body in question and that the personnel tasked with processing/receiving requests for information MUST assist in completing the form if you require assistance. Certain public bodies will accept electronic submissions of forms.

Please also  note that if you earn below R14 712 a year or you and your partners combined income is less than R27 192 per year, you will not have to pay a request fee with your application.

You will also not have to pay a request fee if your request for information is a request for your personal information.
In all other instances a fee of R35.00 needs to accompany your request.

Further information on the submission of requests can be found in the frontline training manual, the section 10 guide and the legislation also available on this site.

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Form B
The form below needs to be completed when a request for information to a public body has been refused or the public body has provided no response to your request 30 working days after the request was submitted.  The Form B is the form to be used when you wish the decision of the public body not to grant access to information to be reconsidered.

Appeals can only be lodged with certain public bodies defined as category A public bodies in the PAIA legislation. These are all national, provincial and local government public bodies.

Form C
The form below needs to be completed when a request for information is made to a private body (business). Please note that these forms must be made available from the private body in question and that the personnel tasked with processing/receiving requests for information MUST assist you complete the form if you require assistance. Certain private bodies will accept electronic submissions of forms.

In requesting information from a private body the form must indicate what specific interest or right the information which is requested will assist you in asserting.

Please also  note that if you earn below R14 712 a year or you and your partners combined income is less than R27 192 per year, you will not have to pay a request fee with your application.

You will also not have to pay a request fee if your request for information is a request for your personal information.

In all other instances a fee of R50.00 needs to accompany your request.

Further information on the submission of requests can be found in the frontline training manual, the section 10 guide and the legislation also available on this site.

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