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The Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA), Act No. 2 of 2000, seeks to, inter alia, give effect to the constitutional right of access to any information held by the state or by any other person where such information is required for the exercise or protection of any right.

The Act also requires public and private bodies to compile manuals that provide information on both the types and categories of records held by such public and private bodies. The National Research Foundation (“NRF”) is a public body under paragraph (b)(ii) of the definition of “public body” in Section 1 of the Act.

In compliance with the Act, the NRF PAIA Manual is intended to outline the procedures to be followed in accessing information held by the NRF. The manual also contains contact information for the Accounting Officer (also referred to as the Information Officer) and designated Deputy Information Officers at the National Research Facilities (“NFs”) and other Business Units (BUs) of the NRF. The Manual, Form and Fee Structure can be downloaded from this webpage.