AL2878 :: The Freedom of Information Programme Collection

Collection No: AL2878
Title: The Freedom of Information Programme Collection
Subtitle: FOIP
Creator: Inventory prepared by Elizabeth Nakai Marima
Origination: SAHA
Publisher: South African History Archive (SAHA)
Inclusive Dates: 1940s to date
Bulk Dates: 1980-1990
Extent: 23.9 linear metres (239 archival boxes.) updated 19/05/16
Language: English and Afrikaans
Acquisition: Refer to the FOIP Tracking Database at SAHA.
Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Use Restrictions: User restrictions may apply. See SAHA copyright statement.
Created: 08 November 2010
Abstract: The Freedom of Information Programme (FOIP) collection comprises copies of materials released pursuant to the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA). The collection includes apartheid era security establishment records, documents created by the South African government bodies and agencies post- apartheid, and documents from several private bodies. It also contains documentation of the collection process. Special Projects, undertaken by the South African History Archive (SAHA) to test the parameters of freedom of information in South Africa, include materials relating to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in particular sensitive materials; gays in the apartheid military; South African Defence Force (SADF), the apartheid government's nuclear weapon programme; HIV/AIDS policies and implementation thereof of private bodies and parastatals; the health and environmental impacts of the nuclear energy industry, and documents relating to migration to and within RSA.
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