The State of Access to Information in South Africa

The State of Access to Information in South Africa

This report provides a comprehensive overview of the state of access to information in South Africa with particular focus on the implementation of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) (2000). The author draws on several interviews conducted with various researchers, activists, lawyers and academics in civil society organisations involved in access to information work/activity as well as relevant government officials. The report also draws on an analysis of a wide range of written documentation dealing with PAIA and debates/issues around access to information, both in South Africa and internationally


Dale McKinley
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Dale McKinley is an independent writer, researcher and lecturer based in Johannesburg, with a PhD in International Political Economy/African Studies.

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