Hitachi Construction Machinery

Southern Africa

Promotion of Access to Information Manual


Hitachi Construction Machinery Southern Africa Co., (Pty) Ltd

with Registration Number: 1951/002418/07
(hereinafter referred to as “the Company”)

Prepared in accordance with section 51 of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, No. 2 of 2000 (hereinafter referred to as the “Act”).

The purpose of this Manual is, inter alia, to assist a requester with the process of requesting access to information held by the Company


Date Effective: 28-Jul-21

1. Introduction

1.1 Background

This Manual is published in terms of section 51 of the Act. The Act gives effect to the provisions of section 32 of the Constitution, which provides for the right of access to information. This is information held by the State but also information held by any another person. A person that is entitled to exercise a right or who need information for the protection of any right, is entitled to access that information, subject to certain restraints.

Section 51 of the Act creates a general legal obligation on all citizens and juristic persons to provide information. There is no other duty to provide information unless an individual, for example, contracts to provide information or a specific act, such as the Companies Act, creates obligations to provide information.

1.2 Purpose

The purpose of this Manual is to facilitate requests for access to information of the Company.

This Manual does not comprehensively deal with every procedure provided for in the Act.

Requesters are advised to familiarize themselves with the provisions of the Act before making any requests to the Company in terms of the Act.

The Company 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 such information shall use such information entirely at their own risk, and the Company shall not be liable for any loss, expense, liability or claims, howsoever arising, resulting from the use of this Manual or of any information provided by the Company or from or any error therein.

All users and requesters irrevocably agree to submit to the law of the Republic of South Africa and to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Courts of South Africa in respect of any dispute arising out of the use of this Manual or any information provided by the Company.

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