Promotion of Access to Information Act of 2000 gives effect to this constitutional right. The Act also requires that bodies such as Airports Company South Africa compile a manual to help people who want to make use of this right.
Promotion of Access to Information Act 2000
This manual is intended to foster a culture of transparency and accountability by giving effect to the right to information that is required for the exercise or protection of any right and to actively promote a society in which the people of South Africa have effective access to information to enable them to more fully exercise and protect their rights.
In order to promote effective governance of public bodies, it is necessary to ensure that everyone is empowered and educated to understand their rights in terms of the Act in order for them to exercise their rights in relation to public and private bodies.