Access to Information

Premier Hotels & Resorts – Access to Information

1.1 Introduction

The Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2 of 2000 (“the Act”), which came into effect on 9 March 2001, seeks to advance the values of transparency and accountability in Southern Africa. The Act established the following statutory rights of requesters to any record of a private body if the following circumstances are met;

  1. If the record is required for the exercise or protection of any legal rights of the person
  2. The requester complies with all the procedural requirements, and
  3. The access is not refused in terms of any ground referred to in the Act

Section 51 of the Act obliges private bodies to compile a Manual. The purpose of the Manual is to assist an individual in obtaining access to records of a private body and the Act stipulated the minimum requirement with which this manual has to comply.

 

1.2 Scope

This manual (“Manual”) has been prepared on behalf of Premier Hotels & Resorts (PTY) Ltd. It is published in accordance with the requirements of section 51 of the Act and is aimed at facilitating access to records held by Premier Hotels & Resorts in terms of the Act. This manual specifically provides information on the following:

  1. The contact details of the Information Officer, who will deal with an individual’s request
  2. The structure and activities of Premier Hotels & Resorts
  3. The subjects and categories of records that are held by Premier Hotels & Resorts
  4. Records that are automatically available, without a person having to request access
  5. Records that are available in terms of any other legislation
  6. The procedure that needs to be followed in order to obtain access to a record

 

1.3 Availability of the Manual

The Manual is available in both a printed and a PDF (Portable Document Format) version. The printed version of the Manual is available for consultation, from:

The Chief Information Officer
Premier Hotels & Resorts (PTY) Ltd
22 Esplanade , Beachfront
East London, 5211
Tel: 043 7055006
Fax: 043 7420896

 

1.4 Access to routinely available information

Premier Hotels & Resorts routinely makes available to the public certain information on its functions and activities. This information will continue to be available without having to make a formal request under the Act.

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