New report shows Access to Information is being undermined

Year after year, the Access to Information Network’s Shadow Report on the state of access to information in South Africa has demonstrated poor levels of compliance with the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) by government, state-owned entities (SOEs) and private companies. Last week, the Access to Information Network (of which EELC is a member) released its annual Shadow report for 2017, again showing that compliance levels with PAIA remain dismal, despite PAIA having been in operation for 16 years.