Promotion of Access to Information

Should you require specific information pertinent to the Company in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 you will have to prove that the information requested is required in order to exercise or protect your fundamental human rights as set out in the Constitution of 1996. The costs of such request and of the supply of such information shall be borne by the requester. Any request for information must –

  • identify the record(s) requested;
  • identify the requester;
  • specify a postal address or email address of the requester within the Republic of South Africa;
  • identify the right the requester is seeking to exercise or protect and provide an explanation of why the information requested is required for exercise or protection of such right;
  • state the manner in which the requester wishes to be informed of the decision on the request, if other than or in addition to a written reply;
  • indicate which form of access is required;
  • submit proof of the capacity in which the requester is making the request to the reasonable satisfaction of the head of TERRAIN AFRICAN AGRI INVESTMENT if the request is being made on behalf of a person.

The requester shall be obliged to pay the prescribed request fee before TERRAIN AFRICAN AGRI INVESTMENT processes a request.

It should be noted that Section 36 of the Constitution limits personal rights to the extent that it is reasonable and justifiable taking into consideration:

  • the nature of the right;
  • the importance of the purpose of the limitation;
  • the nature and extent of the limitation;
  • the relation between the limitation and its purpose; and
  • less restrictive means to achieve the purpose

and the balancing of competing interests of third parties and the company as a juristic entity.