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ZA Central Registry NPC

Section 51 Manual

Promotion of Access to Information Act



1. Introduction

2. Particulars in terms of Section 51 of the Promotion of Information Act

2.1. Contact Details

2.2. Section 10 guide on how to use the Act

2.3. Records available in terms of other legislation

2.4. Access to records held by the private body in question

2.4.1. Information readily available, if applicable and records that may be requested

2.4.3. Requesting procedures

2.5. Availability of the manual


1. Introduction

Name of Company:  ZA Central Registry NPC

Registration number: 1988/04299/08

A company incorporated under Section 21 of the Companies  Act, being the current administrator of the CO.ZA domain on the Internet.

2. Particulars in terms of Section 51 of the Promotion of Information Act

2.1. Contact Details

Street Address:
CO.ZA House, Gazelle Crescent, Corporate Park, Midrand 1685

Postal Address:
P.O. Box 4620, Halfway House 1685

Phone Number:
+27 11 314 0077

Fax Number:
+27 11 314 0088

Contact Person:
Simla Buddhu

E­-Mail address:
legal at co dot za


2.2. Section 10 guide on how to use the Act

Section 51(1)(b):  The Guide referred to in Section 10 of the Act is a guide that must be compiled by the Human Rights Commission containing such information as may be reasonably required by a person who wishes to exercise any right contemplated in the Act.
The Regulations regarding the Promotion of Access to Information Act published under Government Gazette No 187 of 15 February 2002 set forth how the Human Rights Commission should make the Guide Available.

2.3. Records available in terms of other legislation

1. Basic Conditions of Employment Act No. 75 of 1997
2. Companies Act No. 61 of 1973
3. Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act No.130 of 1993
4. Credit Agreements Act No. 75 of 1980
5. Currency and Exchanges Act No. 9 of 1933
6. Customs and Excise Act No. 91 of 1964
7. Labour Relations Act No. 66 of 1995
8. Medical Schemes Act No. 131 of 1998
9. Occupational Health & Safety Act No. 85 of 1993
10. Pension Funds Act No. 24 of 1956
11. Electronic Communications and Transactions Act No. 25 of 2002
12. Employment Equity Act No. 55 of 1998
13. Income Tax Act No. 58 of 1962
14. Insolvency Act No. 24 of 1936
15. Usury Act No. 73 of 1968
16. Value Added Tax Act No. 89 of 1991.
17. SA Reserve Bank Act No. 90 of 1989
18. Skills Development Act No. 97 of 1998
19. Skills Development Levies Act No. 9 of 1999
20. Stamp Duties Act No. 77 of 1968
21. Tax on Retirement Funds Act No. 38 of 1996

2.4. Access to records held by the private boddy in question

2.4.1 Information readily available and records that may be requested

Company Records:

- Accounting, Finance and Taxation
- Company Secretarial and Administration
- Human Resources
- Information Technology
- Internal Policies and Procedures
- Legal and Compliance
- Operational
- Public and Corporate Affairs
- Research and Development
- Members
- Strategy

Customer­related Records:

- Customer Domain Name Records, Current and Historic.
- Customer Correspondence and Standard Forms
- Marketing Support
- Sales and Marketing

Other Records:

- Business Partners
- Consultants
- Contractors
- Directors and Officers

2.4.2. Requesting procedures

The office of the Communication Manager of UniForum SA has been delegated with the task of receiving and co­ordinating any requests for access to records in terms of the Act. Each request should specify the description of the record concerned, and the location of the records, if known.

1. Provide sufficient particulars of the records required to enable UniForum SA to identify the record or records and the requester.
2. Indicate the form of access required.
3. Specify a postal address or fax number in South Africa, or an e­mail address.
4. Identify the right that you want to exercise or protect and give an explanation of why the requested record is needed for this purpose.  
5. Indicate the form of reply to your request, other than a written reply, which you prefer, with the relevant particulars.
6. Give  proof of the capacity in which  you  are  acting, if requesting  access  on  behalf of another.

Once complete, you can mail it to: P.O. Box 4620, Halfway House 1685
Or, you can fax it to: +27 11 314 0088
Or e­mail it to: legal at co dot za

IMORTANT: A request for access to records will only be deemed to have been made once the form has been received by our offices. 


2.5. Availability of the manual

The Guide will be available from the Human Rights Commission as from 15 August 2003, unless otherwise specified. Please direct your enquiries to:

The South African Human Rights Commission
Postal address:
Private Bag 2700, Houghton, 2041
+27 11 484­8300
+27 11 484­0582

Once the Human Rights Commission has produced the Guide, it will be printed in each official language in the Government Gazette and will be available for inspection by the public at the offices of the Human Rights Commission. The Guide will provide you with clarity, in each official language, concerning:
- what the objects of this Act are
- the details of each private body (where possible)
- the process that needs to be followed in order to make a request
- how to get copies of the Guide at no charge
- how to get access to the manual of a private body
- all the remedies available in law to you.

Latest notice in terms of section 52(1)(a) + Section 51(1)(c)
UniForum SA has not published any notices in terms of section 52(2) of the Act.


Last update: 03-12-2015 04:00:04

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