The Access Initiative

The South African History Archive (SAHA) is an independent human rights archive dedicated to documenting, supporting, and promoting greater awareness of past and contemporary struggles for justice through archival practices and outreach, and the utilization of access to information laws. SAHA is committed to recapturing lost and neglected histories; recording aspects of South African democracy in the making; bringing history out of the archives and into schools, universities and communities in new and innovative ways; extending the boundaries of freedom of information in South Africa; and raising awareness, both nationally and internationally, of the role of archives and documentation in promoting and defending human rights. SAHA has two core programs: The Struggles for Justice Program and the Freedom of Information Program. The Freedom of Information Program is dedicated to using South Africa's Promotion of Access to Information Act to extend the boundaries of freedom of information and to build up an archive of materials for public use.

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