Access to information

South Africa law makes provision for a public right of access to information held by all organisations,¬†public and private, and this is our SGI-SA PAIA manual. The act is administered by the South African Human Rights Commission and there’s more information on PAIA here.

What this means in practice is that as a member of SGI South Africa, you are entitled at any time to request information on what information we hold about you.

Generally speaking, we keep records of contact details for advising people about meetings. These records are not centralised. We also try to keep track of who has received Gohonzon, and who has not. No records of financial contributions are kept, other than the minimum required for auditing and tax purposes. We keep general statistics about overall attendance at some meetings, but only by number, not by name.