PAIA legislation gives life to the right to access information enshrined in section 32 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, Act 108 of 1996. The purpose of this legislation is promote a culture of transparency, accountability and good governance both in the private and public sectors. Therefore, the Act places specific compliance requirements on both state institutions and private sector actors.
The South African Human Rights Commission provides training and general assistance on PAIA. For further information contact 011 877 3627, http://www.sahrc.org.za/home/
The purpose of the Consumer Protection act is to promote a fair, accessible and sustainable marketplace for consumer products and services and for that purpose to establish national norms and standards relating to consumer protection.
To view the Certified KZN Consumer Protection Bill 2010 click here.
To view the Draft King IV Report on Corporate Governance for South Africa 2016 click here.
The King Report on Corporate Governance is a ground-breaking code of corporate governance in South Africa issued by the King Committee on Corporate Governance. Three reports were issued in 1994 (King I), 2002 (King II), and 2009 (King III).
Compliance with the King Reports is a requirement for companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. The King Report on Corporate Governance has been cited as “the most effective summary of the best international practices in corporate governance.
At first glance, King 3 appears to be similar to the previous King 2 report. However, there are significant differences, many of them aspirational, which will have practical implications for boards, directors, management, assurance providers and stakeholders. To view the document provided by KPMG click here.