2005
DOI: 10.1080/10572317.2005.10762668
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Freedom of information legislation, state compliance and the discourse of knowledge: The South African experience

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“…2 However, despite its strong design, many have highlighted ongoing problems with implementation and compliance of PAIA (Darch and Underwood 2005;Dimba 2009;Neuman and Calland 2007;OSJI 2006). Andrew Puddephatt, then executive director of ARTICLE 19, said that "the South African legislation is the gold standard against which we measure other laws: we would be very disappointed were it to fall at the hurdle of implementation."…”
Section: Access To Information and Local Compliancementioning
confidence: 99%
“…2 However, despite its strong design, many have highlighted ongoing problems with implementation and compliance of PAIA (Darch and Underwood 2005;Dimba 2009;Neuman and Calland 2007;OSJI 2006). Andrew Puddephatt, then executive director of ARTICLE 19, said that "the South African legislation is the gold standard against which we measure other laws: we would be very disappointed were it to fall at the hurdle of implementation."…”
Section: Access To Information and Local Compliancementioning
confidence: 99%
“…Open data, as with any effective government transparency system, requires the maintenance of effective record-keeping by government bodies (Darch, 2013). Darch and Underwood (2005) explain that an access to information culture in South Africa has failed to blossom because…”
Section: Political Willmentioning
confidence: 99%
“…One vital question is the coverage of private contractors. Only the South African PAIA specifically enables access to private bodies (Darch and Underwood 2005). The UK FOI can be extending via secondary legislation under section 5 of the Act.…”
Section: A) Extension Of Transparencymentioning
confidence: 99%
“…Moreover, many of the "opaque and informal conduits" that the RTI Act seeks to end and International Journal of Open Government http://ojs.imodev.org/index.php?journal=RIGO close are "essential to allow the urban poor to survive" (207). Here the RTI Act resembles other legislation such as the Public Access to Information Act in South Africa, where legislation is caught within a network of complex social, political and cultural relation and barriers that hinder the operation of the Act (Darch and Underwood 2005).…”
Section: B) Resistancementioning
confidence: 99%