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Table of contents     Page
Preamble...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 1
Introduction................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 1
Section A – Company Contact Details................................................................................................................................................................................... 1
Section B – The official guide.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 2
Section C – Information available in terms of the Act....................................................................................................................................................... 2

Annexure “A” Request for access to record of private body

Annexure “B” Fees in respect of private bodies.


Preamble 

The Promotion of Access to Information Act No. 2 of 2000, (“the Act”) came into operation on 23 November 2001.
Section 51 of this Act requires that we, as a private body, compile a manual giving information to the public regarding
the procedure to be followed in requesting information from us for the purpose of exercising or protecting rights.


Introduction

Communication Scenarios CC is an Information, Communications and Technology consulting and training organisation.

We, as a private body, have compiled this manual, not only to comply with the provisions of the Act, but also to foster a
culture of transparency and accountability in our environment and to ensure that members of the public have effective
access to information in our possession which will assist them in the exercise and protection of their rights.

Inside these pages you will be able to view the categories of information which we possess. You will also be shown
the correct procedure to follow, should you require access to any of this information.

A copy of this manual is also available on our website www.edict.co.za


Section A – Company Contact Details

Full Name Communication Scenarios CC, trading as "commScene" and "edICT Computer Training"
Postal Address PO Box 20663
Durban North
4016
Physical Address 49 Kensington Square
53 Kensington Drive
Durban North
Telephone Number 031 564 8859
Email Address of Information Officer training@edict.co.za
Website www.edict.co.za

Section B – The official guide

Section 10 of the Act requires the South African Human Rights Commission (SAHRC) to publish a Guide containing
information reasonably required by a person wishing to exercise or protect any right in terms of this Act.

The guide is available for inspection at the offices of the Human Rights Commission at 29 Princess of Wales Terrace,
corner of York and St Andrews Street, Parktown, Johannesburg and on its website www.sahrc.org.za

Copies of this Guide will be available as soon as it is published by the SAHRC. Enquiries regarding the Guide can be
addressed to the SAHRC, the contact details of which are as follows:

Post South African Human Rights Commission
Promotion of Access to Information Act Unit
Research and Documentation Department
Private Bag 2700
Houghton
2041

Telephone (011) 484-8300
Fax (011) 484-0582
Website www.sahrc.org.za
e-mail paia@sahrc.org.za
   

Section C – Information available in terms of the Act

1) Classification of Company Information

Class Access Description
1 May be disclosed Public Access Document
2 May be disclosed Subject to copyright
3 May be not disclosed Commercial Information of Private Body [s68]

2) Categories of Information

  Class
Business contact details as may be found on a business card 1
Manufacturer and Supplier Manuals and Documentation 2
Financial Statements 3
Tax records 3
Company Profile and Brochures 1
Asset Register 3

3) Procedure for requesting access to the above information

If you wish to request access to any of the above categories of information, you are required to complete a
request form as set out in annexure “A hereto. These forms are available from:

  • our information officer (whose contact details are in section A of this manual);
  • the SAHRC website (www.sahrc.org.za)
  • the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development website (www.doj.gov.za).

There is a prescribed fee (payable in advance) for requesting and accessing information in terms of the Act.
Details of these fees are contained in the request form, annexure “B”.

You may also be called upon to pay the additional fees prescribed by regulation for searching for and compiling
the information which you have requested, including copying charges. 

It is important to note that access is not automatic – you must identify the right you are seeking to exercise or
protect and explain why the record you request is required for the exercise or protection of that right. You will be
notified in the manner indicated by you on the request form whether your request has been approved.