The Promotion of Access to Information Act (“PAIA”), 2000 (Act 2 of 2000), was promulgated to give effect to the constitutional right of access to information held by the State or by another person which information is required for the exercise or protection of any rights. This right is entrenched in Section 32 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996
The Western Cape Gambling and Racing Board (“the WCGRB”) is a Schedule 3C public entity in terms of the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999), as amended (“PFMA”). The WCGRB is established in terms of the Western Cape Gambling and Racing Act, 1996, as amended (“the Act”) and is in terms of Section 14 of PAIA duty-bound to compile a manual concerning the records and information held by the WCGRB.