22 October 2013

Using PAIA to advocate for improved basic education

While South Africa has one of the most progressive constitutions in the world, with clear recognition of a range of socio-economic rights, including the right to a basic education it remains one of the world’s lowest ranked countries for its overall quality of education.

The FOIP team are pleased to announce the release of the electronic version of their latest publication. The booklet - A guide to using the Promotion of Access to Information Act to advocate for improved basic education will also be available at a later date as a print publication.

Access to information is one tool that can help NGO members and communities advocate for improved basic education. This guide is aimed at assisting individuals and communities to use PAIA to monitor and advocate to realise the right to basic education for the benefit of learners and the future of South Africa.

This guide joins the current suite of resources developed by the South African History Archive (SAHA) as part of a long-term strategy aimed at building the capacity of individuals and organisations to understand and utilise the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (PAIA) as a strategic advocacy tool.


Link to PDF.