ACCESS TO INFORMATION
KERIF (including its owners, directors, employees, suppliers, internet service providers, partners, affiliates and agents) shall not be liable for any damage, loss or liability of any nature incurred by whomever and resulting from:
a) access to the KERIF website;
b) access to websites linked to the KERIF website;
c) inability to access the KERIF website;
d) inability to access websites linked to the KERIF website; or
e) content available on the KERIF website;
f) services available from the KERIF website.
The KERIF website is supplied on an “as is” basis and has not been compiled to meet the User’s individual requirements. It is the responsibility of the User to satisfy himself or herself, prior to entering into this agreement with KERIF that the content available from and through the KERIF website meets the User’s individual requirements and is compatible with the User’s computer hardware and/or software. Nothing on this site should be construed as solicitation, offer, advice, recommendation, or any other service to acquire legal or financial advice. The content and information contained on this site are provided for users informational and educational convenience only. Nothing on this site should be relied on and users should consult with a legal or financial advisor prior to making any decisions.
KERIF does not make any warranties or representations that content and services available from the KERIF website will in all cases be true, correct or free from any errors. KERIF shall take all reasonable steps to ensure the quality and accuracy of content available from the KERIF website and encourage Users to report incorrect and untrue information subject to the right of KERIF to rely on its free expression rights and determine, in its sole and absolute discretion, the contents of this website.
KERIF does not make any warranties or representations that the KERIF website shall be available at all times. Users acknowledge that the KERIF website may be unavailable due to updates or other causes beyond the reasonable control of KERIF, including, but not limited to virus infection, unauthorised access, power failure or other “acts of God.”
The Promotion of Access to Information Act Act 2 of 2000
Section 32 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, No. 108 of 1996
(1) Everyone has the right of access to:
(a) any information held by the state; and
(b) any information that is held by another person and that is required for the exercise or protection of any rights.
The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2 of 2000 (“the Act”), was enacted to give effect to section 32 of the constitution that is giving effect to the constitutional right of access to any information held by the State and any information that is held by another person and that is required for the exercise or protection of any rights. Where a request is made in terms of this Act, the private or public body to which the request is made is obliged to release the information, except where the Act expressly provides that the information must not be released. The Act sets out the requisite procedural issues attached to such request.
WHO MAY REQUEST INFORMATION IN TERMS OF THE ACT
Any person, who requires information for the exercise or protection of any rights, may request information from a private body. Section 50 of the Act states that:
(1) A requester must be given access to any record of a private body if:
(a) that record is required for the exercise or protection of any rights;
(b) that person complies with the procedural requirements in this Act relating to a request for access to that record; and
(c) access to that record is not refused in terms of any ground for refusal contemplated in Chapter 4 of this Part.
PROCEDURES FOR OBTAINING ACCESS
Any person who wishes to request any information from KERIF with the object of protecting or exercising a right may contact the Information Officer whose contact details are as follows;