The SAHRC has the primary enforcement role for South Africa’s FoI legislation, amongst other important mandates. It describes itself as “the national institution established to support constitutional democracy.. committed to promote respect for, observance of and protection of human rights for everyone without fear or favour.”
Africa Freedom of Information Centre is a pan-African non-governmental organisation and resource centre that promotes the right of access to information through comparative research, coordinating regional advocacy, facilitating information-sharing and capacity building.
The Access Initiative is a civil society network dedicated to ensuring that citizens have the right and ability to influence decisions about the natural resources that sustain their communities.
Privacy International is a London-based organisation which advocates for privacy protections and surveillance safeguards in law and technology. It seeks to promote and defend privacy as the necessary counter-balance to modern power.
Transparency International is a non-governmental organisation which seeks to combat corruption worldwide and prevent criminal activities arising from corruption.
A lengthy list of NGOs, information commissioners and other resources, compiled by Rights2Info
EarthRights International works at defending people’s human rights and the environment and has been protecting people and the planet for over 20 years. Establishing these as ‘Earth Rights’, EarthRights International works against earth rights abusers. Finding real solutions for real people. EarthRights combines runs in depth training programmes for community leaders and activists and brings […]
The Freedom of Information Advocates Network (FOIAnet) is an international information-sharing network of organizations and individuals working to promote the right of access to information. FOIAnet runs a discussion list for news and debate on the right of access to information; there are currently over 700 individuals on this list, including civil society representatives, lawyers, […]