Trust Reg Nr: IT2902/1975

NPO Reg Nr: 030-569-NPO

Prepared in terms of the requirements of the PROMOTION OF ACCESS TO INFORMATION ACT No. 2 of 2000

 (Hereinafter referred to as the “Act”)

  1.  Introduction

The Promotion of Access to Information Act gives effect to the constitutional right of access to any information held by the state and any information that is held by another person and that is required for the exercise or protection of any rights.

Specifically, section 51(1) of the Act provides that within six months after the commencement of this section (31 December 2011) or within six months after coming into existence of the private body concerned, the head of a private body must compile a manual that must contain information regarding the subjects and categories of records held by such private bodies.

In this context, a “private body” is defined as any natural person who carries or has carried on any trade, business or profession, but only in such capacity or any partnership which carries or has carried on any trade, business or profession or any former or existing juristic person (e.g. any company, close corporation or business trust).

The Thomas More Trust falls within the definition of a “private body” and this Manual has been compiled in accordance with the said provisions and to fulfil the requirements of the Act. 

In terms of the Act, where a request for information is made to a body, there is an obligation to provide the information, except where the Act expressly provides that the information may not be released. In this context, Section 9 of the Act recognises that access to information can be limited. The limitation relates to circumstances where such release would pose a threat to the protection of privacy, commercial confidentiality, and the exercising of efficient governance. 

Accordingly, this manual provides a reference to the records held by The Thomas More Trust and the process that needs to be adopted to access such records.

All requests for access to information (other than information that is available to the public) must be addressed to the Information Officer named in section 2 of this Manual.


  1.     Business and Contact Details

         Name of Business:  The Thomas More Trust                    

         Information Officer:   Mr David Wiggett      

         Position:                  High School Headmaster       

         Postal Address:        P.O. box 101, Kloof, 3640      

         Physical Address:    15 Sykes Road, Kloof, 3640    

         Phone Number:       (031) 764 8640           

         Email Address:     


  1.     Manual availability and Guidelines

This Manual is available at the offices of the South African Human Rights Commission.    

Please direct any 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



Copies of the Guide are also available at the following places:

 Copies of the Guide are also available in all official languages at the following offices:


  1.     Records available in terms of Section 52(2) of the Act (Voluntary Disclosures)

The Thomas More Trust has not published a notice in terms of Section 52(2) of the Act, however, it should be noted that the information relating to The Thomas More Trust and its operations is freely available on its website. Further information in the form of marketing brochures, advertising material and other public communication is made available from time to time.


  1.     Records that are held at the offices of the business

         The following is a list of records that are held at the business’s office:


Human Resources



Information Technology

 Statutory Records

At present these include records (if any) held in terms of:


  1.     Information Request Procedure

 We will respond to your request within 30 days of receiving the request by indicating whether your request for access has been granted or denied.

 Please note that the successful completion and submission of a request for access form does not automatically allow the requester access to the requested record.

 Access will be granted to a record only if the following criteria are fulfilled:


  1.     Denial of access

         Access to any record may be refused under certain limited circumstances. These include: 

If access to a record or any other relevant information is denied, our response will include:


  1.     Fees

 The applicable fees are prescribed in terms of the Regulations promulgated under the Act.

         There are two basic types of fees payable in terms of the Act:

The non-refundable request fee of R50.00 (excluding VAT) is payable on submission of any request for access to any record. This does not apply if the request is for personal records of the requester. No fee is payable in such circumstances.

The access fee is payable prior to being permitted access to the records in the required form. The applicable fees are prescribed as identified in Government Notice Number 187, Regulation 11, Part III of Annexure A.

 TMC PAIA Manual June 2021