Ra’eesa Pather | Mail & Guardian | 03 April 2018 | A high court judgement has left the South African History Archive (SAHA) reeling following a cost order which could put the organisation out of business.
Protecting and preserving historical records, particularly those relating to the apartheid regime and activism against it, has been the cornerstone of SAHA’s work, but the non-profit now faces possible bankruptcy.
On March 19, two days before Human Rights’ Day, Judge Elias Matojane of the Johannesburg high court handed down a cost order against SAHA after he dismissed the organisation’s appeal to access information held by the South African Reserve Bank (SARB).
SAHA made a request to the bank for apartheid-era records in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA).
Source: Mail & Guardian