to Information Act of 2000 (PAIA) to access Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) records in order to heal injustices of the past and assist victims of gross human rights violations find a way to move forward.
Accessibility to information is a very integral aspect of recognizable rights within a State. In recent times, this right has been undermined by public and private bodies due to a prevalent culture of non-response and refusal of access to records.
This year during Women’s Month we commemorate Dorothy Nyembe, one of the struggle heroes who relatively little is written about. She was the female activist with the longest serving prison sentence who spent a total of 18 years in prison.