Up to now, an exemption has allowed smaller private bodies to be exempt from developing a manual. The current exemption has been extended by a further six (6) months effective from 1 July 2021 to 31 December 2021 to afford private bodies that are currently exempted adequate time to compile their PAIA Manual. Please see here: https://www.justice.gov.za/inforeg/legal/20210629-gg-PAIA-Exemption.pdf
As this is a final exemption, effective from 01 January 2022, all public and private bodies (including those that are currently exempted) must have their PAIA Manual available at their principal place of business or on their web site, if any, and from 30 June 2021, public and private bodies do not have to submit their PAIA Manual to the Regulator.
Please see the notice here: https://www.justice.gov.za/inforeg/docs/ms-20210629-PAIA-SAHRC.pdf
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