n Law, Democracy & Development - Affirmation to realisation of the right of access to information : some issues on the implementation of PAIA
|Article Title||Affirmation to realisation of the right of access to information : some issues on the implementation of PAIA|
|© Publisher:||University of the Western Cape|
|Journal||Law, Democracy & Development|
|Publication Date||Jan 2005|
|Pages||219 - 234|
|Keyword(s)||University of the Witwatersrand|
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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