n Law, Democracy & Development - Affirmation to realisation of the right of access to information : some issues on the implementation of PAIA

Volume 9, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1028-1053
  • E-ISSN: 2077-4907



South Africa is one of 57 countries in the world that have laws that establish mechanisms to access government-held information and is the first country in Africa to enact freedom of information laws. How the right of access to information forms the foundation for a democratic dispensation and an accountable government and civil society has been described by many authors.

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