The following manual is required by law in South Africa for every trading entity.
Although rather silly, here it comes:

Section 51 Manual for Private Bodies


Section 51(1)(a)

  • Name of Business: Distillique Beverages (Pty) Ltd
  • Registration Number: 2010/022681/07
  • Contact Person: The Compliance Officer
  • Physical Address: Unit 12, Coachmans crescent, 26 Jakaranda street, Hennopspark, Centurion 0157
  • Telephone: 012 653 6871 
  • Fax: N/A
  • Website:
  • E-mail:

Section 51(1)(b)

2) The section 10 Guide on how to use the Act. The Guide is available from the South African Human Rights Commission. Please direct queries to:

  • The South African Human Rights Commission:
  • PAIA Unit
  • The Research and Documentation Department
  • Postal Address: Private Bag 2700
  • Houghton
  • 2041
  • Telephone: +27 11 484-8300
  • Fax: +27 11 484-0582
  • Website:
  • E-mail:

Section 51(1)(d)

Information is available in terms of the following legislation, if and where applicable:

  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act No. 75 of 1997
  • Closed Corporation Act No. 69 of 1984
  • Companies Act No. 61 of 1973
  • Compensation of Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act No. 130 of 193
  • Customs and Excise Act No. 91 of 1964
  • Electronic Communications and Transactions Act No. 25 of 2002
  • Employment Equity Act No. 55 of 1998
  • Income Tax Act No. 58 of 1962
  • Insolvency Act No. 24 of 1936
  • Labour Relations Act No. 66 of 1995
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act No. 85 of 1993
  • Patents Act No. 57 of 1978
  • Promotion of Access to Information Act No. 2 of 2000
  • Skills development Levies Act No. 9 of 1999
  • Trademarks Act No. 194.of 1993
  • Unemployment Insurance Act No. 30 of 1966
  • Value – Added Tax Act No. 89 of 1991

Sections 51(1)(c) and 51(1)(e)

4) Access to the records held [Sections 51(1)(c) and 51(1)(e)]
Records which are available without a person having to request access in terms of this Act in terms of section 52(2) [Section 51(1)(c)]
This information can be defined as operational information needed in the day to day running of the company and is generally of little to no use to persons outside the company.
(Examples of such information are: Requisitions, internal phone lists, company policies, contracts, employee
records and general accounting records).

The Request Procedures
(Prescribed form and fee structure in respect of private bodies)
The forms and fee structure prescribed under the Act are available at the website of the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development ( under the “regulations” section. Applicable fees are as per latest regulations/laws governing the fees and shall be paid in advance in cash at our offices.

Section 51(1)(f)
5) Other information as may be prescribed
The Ministry of Justice and Constitutional Development has not made any regulations in this regard.

Section 51(3)
6) Availability of the material:
The manual is available at our offices free of charge; and copies are available with the SAHRC, in the Gazette
and on our website as listed above.

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