Access to Information Act

Reg. No. 1978/001847/08
Last Updated: 10 March 2003
Prepared in accordance with section 51 of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, No. 2 of 2000 (Private Body)

  1. PURPOSE OF MANUAL

In terms of Section 32 of the Bill of Rights in the Constitution of South Africa Act, No. 108 of 1996 ("the Constitution") every person has a right to access information. In order to fulfill this constitutional obligation, the Promotion of Access to Information Act, No. 2 of 2000 ("the Act”) was assented to by Parliament.

The purpose of the Act is to give effect to the constitutional right of access to any information held by the state as well as information held by another person that is required for the exercise or protection of any right.

The purpose of this manual is to facilitate requests for access to records of Radio Pulpit.

This manual is not exhaustive of, nor does it comprehensively deal with, every procedure provided for in the Act. Requesters are advised to familiarise themselves with the provisions of the Act before making any requests to Radio Pulpit in terms of the procedures outlined in the Act.

Radio Pulpit makes no representation and gives no undertaking or warranty that the information in this manual or any information provided by it to a requester is complete or accurate, or that such information is fit for any purpose. All users of any such information shall use such information entirely at their own risk, and Radio Pulpit shall not be liable for any loss, expenses, liability or claims, however arising, resulting from the use of this manual or of any information provided by Radio Pulpit or from any error therein.

  1. INTRODUCTION TO RADIO PULPIT

MISSION

Radio Pulpit is an independent, transdenominational and transcultural Christian multi-media organisation, with the divine assignment of proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ, primarily to all South Africans, through quality radio and television programmes, publications, the electronic media and community outreach, with the aim of winning unbelievers to Christ and building up believers in their Christian faith.

VISION

Our vision is to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ through word and action, primarily to all South Africans, and play a major role in building the moral fiber and contributing to hope, reconciliation and healing (2 Chronicles 7:14).

CORE VALUES

Calling: A calling to unselfish service in the pursuit of our objectives, not in our own strength but in humble dependence upon the Holy Spirit and to the glory of God.

Excellence: A dedication to excellence and zero defect of all our products and services.

Integrity: Performing all tasks in a spirit of honesty, authenticity and without hidden agenda.

Teamwork: Acceptance and understanding that contributing to team objectives is more important than pursuing own interests.

Communication: Respect for the individual employee's right to be informed of and consulted on matters that impact their work lives.

Business conduct: We subscribe to world-class business practices, based on Kingdom principles, with a commitment to render quality service to internal and external clients according to their needs.

Learning culture: We promote a culture of continuous learning, and an appreciation for innovation and creativity.

Unity: A commitment to maintain unity in our spirit, attitudes and purpose.

Diversity: We value people and celebrate the richness of diversity in human personality, culture and contribution.

Trust: We strive to establish and maintain a climate of mutual trust, and to care about one another.

  1. CONTACT DETAILS

Private body

Name: Radio Pulpit
Street Address: 42 Jacobus Street, Kilner Park, Pretoria, 0186
Postal Address: PO Box 3436, Pretoria, 0001
Telephone Number: (012) 334 1200
Facsimile Number: (012) 334 1400
Cell Number: 082 234 3336
E-mail (general): gospel@radiopulpit.co.za  and/or gospel@radiokansel.co.za 
Website: www.radiopulpit.co.za  and/or www.radiokansel.co.za

Information Officer

Telephone number: (012) 334 1200
E-mail: gospel@radiokansel.co.za

  1. GUIDE OF THE SOUTH AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION

The South African Human Rights Commission shall compile the guide contemplated in Section 10 of the Act. The guide shall contain such information as may reasonably be required by a person who wishes to exercise any right contemplated in the Act. Any enquiries regarding this guide should be directed to the SOUTH AFRICAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION, at PIAI UNIT, THE RESEARCH AND DOCUMENTATION DEPARTMENT, Private Bag X2700, HOUGHTON, 2041; Telephone Number (011) 484 8300, Facsimile Number (011) 484 1360, Website www.sahrc.org.za , E-mail Address piai@sahrc.org.za.

  1. AVAILABLE RECORDS OF RADIO PULPIT IN TERMS OF LEGISLATION OF THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

Radio Pulpit has records available in terms of the following legislation of the Republic of South Africa:

  • Companies Act, No. 61 of 1973;
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act, No. 75 of 1997;
  • Employment Equity Act, No. 55 of 1998;
  • Unemployment Insurance Act, No. 61 of 2001;
  • Income Tax Act, No. 58 of 1962;
  • Labour Relations Act, No. 66 of 1995;
  • Value Added Tax Act, No. 89 of 1991;
  • Skills Development Levies Act, No. 9 of 1999;
  • Copyright Act, No. 98/1978; and
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act, No. 85 of 1993.
  1. ACCESS TO RECORDS HELD BY RADIO PULPIT
    1. Categories of records of Radio Pulpit which are available without a person having to request access in terms of this Act in terms of section 52(2)
      • Die Woord vir Vandag (Daily devotional booklet in Afrikaans, issued quarterly)
      • The Word for Today (Daily devotional booklet in English, issued quarterly)
      • Brochure on Radio Pulpit's Community Building Initiative
      • Information brochure
      • Brochure on Shekinah, Radio Pulpit's Training and Development Centre.
    2. Records that may be requested

      The description of the subjects and categories of records held by Radio Pulpit are the following:

      Incorporation documents

      • The Memorandum of Association of Radio Pulpit.
      • The Articles of Association of Radio Pulpit.
      • Radio Pulpit company secretarial documents.

      Financial records of Radio Pulpit

      • Accounting records, books and documents of Radio Pulpit.
      • Interim and annual financial reports of Radio Pulpit.
      • Auditors’ report in respect of audits conducted on Radio Pulpit.
      • Tax returns of Radio Pulpit.

      Human resources / employment records

      • List of employees.
      • Letters of employment/contracts with employees.
      • Records relating to employee benefits.
      • Personnel files.
      • Disciplinary records and documentation pertaining to disciplinary proceedings.
      • Policies and procedures manuals.

      Customer-related records

      • Records generated by or within Radio Pulpit pertaining to the customers including transactional records. (Sales records)

      Miscellaneous agreements of Radio Pulpit

      • Loans to/from third parties.
      • Guarantees
      • Agreements with suppliers of Radio Pulpit.
      • Agreements with customers of Radio Pulpit.
      • Confidentiality and/or non-disclosure agreements.
    3. The request procedures

      Form of request:

      • The requester must use the prescribed form to make the request for access to a record. This must be made to the Information Officer at the address, fax number or electronic mail address concerned.
      • The requester must provide sufficient detail on the request form to enable the Information Officer to identify the record and the requester. The requester should also indicate which form of access is required. The requester should also indicate if any other manner is to be used to inform the requester and state the necessary particulars to be so informed.
      • The requester must identify the right that is sought to be exercised or to be protected and provide an explanation of why the requested record is required for the exercise or protection of that right.
      • If a request is made on behalf of another person, the requester must then submit proof of the capacity in which the requester is making the request to the satisfaction of the Information Officer.

      Fees:

      A requester who seeks access to a record containing personal information about that requester is not required to pay the request fee. Every other requester, who is not a personal requester, must pay the required request fee:

      • The Information Officer must notify the requester (other than a personal requester) by notice, requiring the requester to pay the prescribed fee (if any) before further processing the request.
      • The fee that the requester must pay to a private body is R50. The requester may lodge an application to the court against the tender or payment of the request fee.
      • After the Information Officer has made a decision on the request, the requester must be notified in the required form.
      • If the request is granted then a further access fee must be paid for the search, reproduction, and preparation, and for any time that has exceeded the prescribed hours to search and prepare the record for disclosure.

  2. OTHER INFORMATION AS MAY BE PRESCRIBED UNDER SECTION 51(1)(f)

    The Minister of Justice and Constitutional Development has not made any regulations in this regard.

  3. AVAILABILITY OF MANUAL

    The manual is available for inspection at the offices of Radio Pulpit free of charge; and copies are available with the South African Human Rights Commission, in the Gazette and on the Radio Pulpit website at www.radiopulpit.co.za.

  4. THE PRESCRIBED FORMS AND FEES

    The prescribed forms and fees are available on the website of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development at www.doj.gov.za under the regulations section.

     

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