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Donate for Dasnois

Donate to the #SupportAlide Legal Defence Fund (further info here) at:

Open Democracy Advice Centre, Standard Bank, Reference - Dasnois, Account number - 274 464 160, Branch code - 020 909, SWIFT CODE:  SBZAZAJJ

We ask people that make donations to let us know by sending an e-mail to Radiyah(at)opendemocracy(dot)org(dot)za so that we can acknowledge the donation made.


PDA Amendments

Amendments have been proposed to the Protected Disclosures Act in 2014. As thought leaders on the protection of whistleblowers in South Africa, ODAC have made submissions on these Amendments. We have also consolidated the submissions of other organisations and provide them for you here.

Welcome to ODAC

ODAC are leading experts in relation to access to information and freedom of expression in South Africa, and on the continent. We have driven strategic litigation on the Promotion of Access to Information Act and Protected Disclosures Act, and remain at the forefront at parliamentary advocacy on laws relating to transparency and good governance. We extend our scope to providing support to ensure the effective implementation of key legislation, by assisting public and private institutions to develop policies, procedures and systems. We provide public information and training on using the legislation through public awareness campaigns, and workshops. We also performs various forms of monitoring and research through applied and comparative research, which forms the evidence-base for our other activities.

ODAC’s mission is to promote open and transparent democracy; foster a culture of corporate and government accountability; and assist people in South Africa to be able to realise their human rights. Fundamentally, ODAC believes that realising the right to know will make a material and tangible social change, while forwarding social and economic justice. By promoting transparency, enhancing access to information, supporting whistleblowers and liberating data, we are forwarding a culture of accountability and openness to meet the needs of citizens. 

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Recognising our Staff

ODAC is proud to announce the appointment of Executive Director Mukelani Dimba to a seat as committee member of the Open Government Partnership Civil Society Steering Committee for 2014. You can read more about his appointment here.

Current Vacancies

ODAC currently has two vacancies open in its Cape Town office. We are currently looking for an Operations Manager - a full description of the position is available here. We are also currently looking for a Regional Advocacy Programme Officer - a full description of the position is available here.