PAIA MANUAL

  1. Introduction: This PAIA manual serves as a guide to 88MEC’s customers and stakeholders in accessing the information that the company holds. As a company that prides itself on manufacturing, distributing, and contracting only biodegradable and eco-friendly products, 88MEC is committed to transparency and accountability in our operations.

  2. Contact Information: Should you need to request any information from 88MEC, you may contact our Information Officer at the following address:

  • Information Officer: Ronnie Collins
  • Email: info@88mec.co.za
  • Postal Address:Unit 7-8 Rooiberg Close N4 Gateway Industrial Park, 17 Rooiberg St, The Willows 340-Jr, Pretoria
  • Phone: +27 79 170 5482
  1. Records Available: 88MEC holds the following records that may be requested in terms of the PAIA:
  • Corporate and financial records
  • Employment records
  • Product and service records
  • Environmental records
  1. Access to Information: Any person may request access to records held by 88MEC in writing. Requests for access to records must be obtained from our Information Officer. Requests should be submitted to our Information Officer at the contact information listed in Section 2.

  2. Fees: 88MEC reserves the right to charge fees for the processing of requests for information and actual courier/postage fees.

  1. Response Time 88MEC will respond to your request within 30 days of receipt of the request. In exceptional circumstances, if the request requires a search for information held in archives, or if a large volume of information is requested, the time for the response may be extended for a further period not exceeding 30 days.

  2. Grounds for Refusal 88MEC may refuse a request for access to information in certain circumstances as set out in the PAIA, including but not limited to:

  • If the record contains third party information which cannot be disclosed without the third party’s consent.
  • If the record contains information that is protected by legal privilege.
  • If the record contains trade secrets or financial, commercial, scientific or technical information which, if disclosed, could reasonably be expected to cause harm to the commercial or financial interests of 88MEC.
  1. Appeals If a request for information is refused, the requester may appeal the decision in writing to the Information Officer. The appeal must be lodged within 30 days of the refusal. The Information Officer will consider the appeal and make a decision within 30 days. If the requester is still dissatisfied with the outcome, he or she may apply to the court for relief.

  2. Availability of the PAIA Manual This manual is available on our website and at our physical address. Any person may request a copy of this manual in writing from our Information Officer.

  3. Updating the PAIA Manual 88MEC may update this manual from time to time. Any updates to the manual will be published on our website and made available at our physical address.