Promotion of Access to Information Act
nformation regarding Transnet may be accessed on this page. The request and internal appeals forms (with different contact addresses for requests directed at Transnet and Spoornet) may be downloaded below. You will be able to indicate the specific business unit whose records you will request to access on the form itself. It is advised that you also consult the plain language version of PAIA at the
Open Democracy Advice Centre
if you intend submitting a request to the single point of entry for PAIA in Transnet.
Significance of PAIA
Section 32 of the Constitution guarantees the right of access to information held by the State and other persons of the institutions. The Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (PAIA) provides the framework and procedures for the exercise of the constitutional right to information as swiftly, inexpensively and effortlessly as is reasonably possible.
The South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) plays an important part in the implementation of PAIA
PAIA definition of a record
PAIA applies to a record(s) regardless when it came into existence. PAIA applies to all recorded information regardless of form or medium, whether in the possession or under the control of Transnet and its business units (PAIA Chapter1: Definitions and Interpretation).
Voluntary disclosure of certain categories of Transnet records
Certain categories of public records of Transnet are available automatically without a person having to request in terms of PAIA. The only fee payable will be a prescribed fee for reproduction.
Request Procedure for Transnet Record(s) that include its Business Units: All requests to access a record(s) of Transnet and its business units must be made on the prescribed form which may be downloaded from this page.