Open Secrets and the Campaign for Free Expression lodged an information application with the Office of the President asking for the final report (and additional relevant information) on the docking of the Lady R Russian cargo vessel during December 2022.
The Promotion of Access to Information Act, or PAIA, is a piece of legislation which gives effect to the public’s constitutional right to access information held by government and the private sector. A PAIA application is a written request that outlines what information is being requested and from whom. At Open Secrets we believe that it is vital for open democracy and transparency in governance that the public has access to information that their effects their lives and rights. We use PAIA application’s to ensure that government and private actors are held accountable for their actions and information received from PAIA applications have provided the basis for many of our investigations and reports including Apartheid Guns and Money, and Profiting from Misery.