Proatia Section 51 Manual

1) Introduction    

This Manual is published in terms of Section 51 of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000) (“the Act”). The Act gives effect to the provisions of Section 32 of the Constitution, which provides for the right of access to information held by the State and to information held by another person that is required for the exercise and / or protection of any right.

The reference to any information in addition to that specifically required in terms of Section 51 of the Act does not create any right or entitlement (contractual or otherwise) to receive such information, other than in terms of the Act.    

2) Industrial Revolution IT Services services overview 

Industrial Revolution is a company providing On and Offsite Support, Hardware and Software Sales, Internet Access, Hosting ,Web Development, Networking and SMS services. Industrial Revolution supports the constitutional right of access to information and we are committed to provide you access to our records in accordance with the provisions of the Act, the confidentiality we owe third parties and the principles of South African law. 

3) Contact Details

Director: Werner Fettke
Director: Lionel Smith

South Africa

Postal Address: 
Box 1056
Randpark Ridge

Telephone number: 086 111 4948
Fax number:086 676 4986

4)  How to access the guide and described on section 10 of the act 

The Guide on how to use the Act will be available from the South African Human Rights Commission in August 2003. \

Please direct any queries to:

The South African Human Rights Commission 
PAIA Unit 
The Research and Documentation Department 
Postal Address: Private Bag 2700 
Telephone: +27 (11) 484 8300 
Fax:  +27 (11) 484 0582 
Human Rights Advice Line: 086 012 0120 

5) Records available in terms of other legislation    

Basic Conditions of Employment Act No.75 of 1997
Companies Act No.61 of 1973
Telecommunications Act of 1996 as amended
Compensation of Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act No.130 of 1993
Electronic Communications and Transactions Act No.25 of 2002
Income Tax Act 89 of 1991
Value-Added Tax Act No.89 of 1991
Labour Relations Act No.66 of 1995
Employment Equities Act No.55 of 1998
Skills Development Levies Act No.9 of 1999
Unemployment Insurance Act 30 of 1966
Promotion of Access to Information Act No.2 of 2000
Company documentation: availability determined upon request
Departmental records: availability determined upon request
Marketing agreements: availability determined upon request
Financial documentation: availability determined upon request
Employment contracts: availability determined upon request
Domain name registrations: availability determined upon request
Internal policies and procedures: availability determined upon request
Personnel records: availability determined upon request
Customer records: availability determined upon request
6) Voluntary Disclosure 

Industrial Revolution has not published a notice in terms of Section 52(2) of the Act, however, it should be noted that the information relating to Industrial Revolution and its services is freely available on the this website. Certain other information relating to Industrial Revolution is also made available on such website from time to time.

Further information in the form of marketing brochures, advertising material and other public communication is made available from time to time. 

7) Access to records held by Industrial Revolution

Form of request

The requester must use the prescribed form to make the request for access to a record. This request must be made to a  Director of Industrial Revolution. This request must be made to the address, fax number or e-mail address as set out in Section 2 above. 
 The requester must provide sufficient detail on the request form to enable the OD to identify the record and the requester. The requester must indicate which form of access is required. The requester must indicate ant other manner to be used by Industrial Revolution to inform the requester of the outcome, and must state these particulars.
The requester must identify the right that is to be exercised or protected, and provide an explanation of why the requested record is required for the protection or exercise of that right.
If, in addition to a written reply from Industrial Revolution, the requester wishes to be informed of a decision in respect of the request, the requester must provide Industrial Revolution with the manner in which this response is to take place and the relevant contact details.
If the request is made on behalf of another person, the requester must submit proof of the capacity in which the requester is making the request, to the satisfaction of Industrial Revolution.   
6. Availability of the Section 51 manual

A copy of this manual is available for inspection upon request at the offices of Industrial Revolution A copy of the manual is also available by sending a request for a copy to the Directors by email. This Manual will be updated from time to time, as and when required.    

7. Prescribed fees payable in respect of requests

The following applies to requests:

A requester is required to pay the prescribed fee of R50,00, before a request may be processed
If the preparation of the record requested requires more than the prescribed hours (six hours), a deposit shall be paid to Industrial Revolution.
A requester may lodge an application with a court against the tender/payment of the request fee and/or deposit
Records may be withheld by Industrial Revolution until the appropriate fees have been paid.