PAIA Manual

SECTION 51 MANUAL FOR SECHABA TRUST (PTY) LTD

Compiled with the guidelines suggested by the South African Human Rights Commission to comply with the

PROMOTION OF ACCESS TO INFORMATION ACT, ACT NO 2 OF 2000

INTRODUCTION TO THE PRIVATE BODY SECHABA TRUST (PTY) LTD

Sechaba Trust (Pty) Ltd is a trust company which deals with the administration of insolvent estates, liquidation of companies and other judicial bodies as well as deceased estates.

PARTICULARS IN TERMS OF THE SECTION 51 MANUAL

1. Contact Details [Section 51(1)(a)]

Physical:
Lady Brooks Office Park, No 14, 12th Street, Menlo Park, Pretoria
Postal:
P O Box 11889, The Tramshed, 0126
Telephone: +27 12 340 0093
Facsimile: +27 12 340 0098
Information officer: R Murray
Email: info@sechaba.co.za
Website: www.sechaba.co.za

2. The Section 10 Guide on how to use the Act [Section 51(1)(b)]

The guide will be available from the South African Human Rights Commission. Please direct any queries to:

The South African Human Rights Commission: PAIA Unit
The Research and Documentation Department
Postal address: Private Bag X2700, Houghton, 2041
Telephone: +27 11 484 8300
Fax: + 27 11 484 0582
email: paia@sahrc.co.za
website: www.sahrc.org.za

3. Records available in terms of any other legislation: [Section 51(1)(d)]

Records are held in terms of the following Acts:
Administration of Estates Act No 66 of 1965;
Basic Conditions of Employment Act No 75 of 1997;
Companies Act No 61 of 1973;
Companies Act No 71 of 2008;
Consumer Protection Act, No 68 of 2008;
Credit Agreements Act No 75 of 1980;
Employment Equity Act No 55 of 1998;
Income Tax Act No 95 of 1976;
Insolvency Act No 24 of 1936;
Labour Relations Act No 66 of 1995;
National Credit Act No 34 of 2005;
Regional Service Council Act No 109 of 1985;
Skills Development Levies Act No 98 of 1998;
Tax Administration Act No 28 of 2011;
Unemployment Contributions Act No 4 of 2002;
Unemployment Insurance Act No 63 of 2001; and
Value Added Tax Act No 89 of 1991.

4. Access to the records held by the private body [Section 51(1)© and 51(1)(e)]

i. The latest notice regarding the categories of records of the body, which are available without a person having to request access in terms of section 52(2) [Section 51(1)©]

The categories of records of the body which are available without a person having to request access in terms of this Act, are the records which are available on our website: www.sechaba.co.za

ii. A description of the subjects of records that are kept and the categories they are kept under [Section 51(1)(e)]

The body has the following records:

Administration: company statutes, company profile.
Human Resources: employment contracts, employee information, remuneration records, company policy, disciplinary code.
Operations: correspondence, statutory reports, liquidation and distribution accounts.
Finances: annual financial statements, debtors’ information, invoices, VAT and Income Tax records, Instalment Sale Agreements, banking details and bank account records, assets register.

iii. The request procedure

In order to request information from Sechaba Trust (Pty) Ltd, please use the prescribed form at the following website: www.doj.gov.za.

Please ensure that your request:

  • provides sufficient details to enable us to identify the record you require and who you are;
  • indicates the form of access to the record you require;
  • specifies a postal address or a fax number within South Africa;
  • identifies the right you seek to exercise and explain why the record is needed to exercise or protect the right;
  • indicates the form of reply to your request you would prefer other than a written reply, and the relevant particulars;
  • provides proof of your capacity to act, if you are doing so on behalf of someone else.

Once the form is completed, please submit it to us, together with the prescribed fee (these fees are set out at www.doj.gov.za).

Sechaba Trust (Pty) Ltd will notify you of its decision once it has been made. Sechaba Trust (Pty) Ltd may refuse to grant you access to the record in terms of the Act.

If Sechaba Trust (Pty) Ltd does grant your request, you will be charged an additional fee for the access (per page provided to you).

5. Other information as may be prescribed [Section 51(1)(f)]
The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development has not made any regulations in this regard.

6. Availability of this Manual [Section 51(3)]
This manual is available on our website, at our office and from the South African Human Rights Commission.
We will update this manual from time to time, as and when it becomes necessary to do so.