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dc.contributor.author Sebina, P.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-16T08:55:40Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-16T08:55:40Z
dc.date.issued 2009
dc.identifier.citation Sebina, P. (2009) Freedom of information: erosion of the archive?, Journal of the Society of Archivists, Vol. 30. No. 2, pp. 147-165 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0037-9816 (print); 1465-3907 (online
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10311/755
dc.description.abstract The passing of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) in South Africa in 2000 ushered in a new era in accessing government records. Members of the public no longer have to wait for 20 years for government records to become archives in order to gain access to them. PAIA gave the public the right of access to all records irrespective of age except for those exempted under the provisions of the Act. This chapter evaluates the impact that Freedom of Information (FOI) legislation in general and PAIA in particular have had on access policies and practices in South Africa, and examines the extent to which this legislation has been used successfully by historians, journalists and other researchers. While the focus is on South Africa, the chapter further examines the lessons that the rest of sub-Saharan Africa could draw from the implementation and use of PAIA. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Routledge (Taylor and Francis) www.routledge.com en_US
dc.subject Information freedom en_US
dc.subject Erosion en_US
dc.subject Archive en_US
dc.subject Information access en_US
dc.title Freedom of information: erosion of the archive? en_US
dc.type Published Article en_US


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