PAIA Manual of Cape Peninsula University of Technology
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In terms of Section 32 of the Bill of Rights in the Constitution of South Africa, Act, No 108 of 1996 every person has a right to access information. In order to fulfill this constitutional obligation, the Promotion of Access to Information Act No 2 of 2000 was assented to by Parliament.