PAIA Policy

Information Manual for

adidas (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd

Prepared in accordance with section 51 of the Promotion of Access to Information Act No 2 of 2000 (“the Act”)

Registration number 1972/012958/07
("adidas" or "the Company")
1 June 2016
Version 2


  1. Company Information
  2. The South African Human Rights Commission ("SAHRC")
  3. Applicable Legislation
  4. Schedule of Records
  5. Form of Request
  6. Other Information

1. Company Background

adidas is a South African company selling, distributing, importing and exporting sporting goods, hardware, accessories, clothing and shoes under the following brands: adidas, Reebok, TaylorMade, Adams and Ashworth. .
In terms of Section 51(1) of the Act, all heads of private bodies are required to compile a manual that provides information regarding the subjects and categories of records held by such private bodies. This manual is intended to fulfill this requirement. The company supports the supply and availability of information as contemplated in the Act.
The Secretary of the Company is duly authorized to ensure that the requirements of the Act are administered in a fair, objective and unbiased manner. Accordingly, all requests for access to records should be addressed to:

The Information Officer:
Postal address:
Physical address:
Phone number:
E-mail address:
The Company Secretary
P O Box 12990, Mowbray, 7705
3rd Floor – Unit 2C, Black River Park, Fir Road, Observatory, Cape Town, 7925
021 442 6200
[email protected]

2. The SAHRC

The Act grants a requester access to records of a private body, if the record is required for the exercise or protection of any rights. If a public body lodges a request, the public body must be acting in the public interest.
Requests in terms of the Act shall be made in accordance with the prescribed procedures and at the rates provided. The forms and tariffs are dealt with in paragraphs 6 and 7 of the Act.
Requesters are referred to the Guide in terms of Section 10 of the Act. The Guide has been compiled by the SAHRC, which contains information for the purposes of exercising Constitutional Rights. The Guide is available from the SAHRC at the following contact details:

Postal address:
Telephone number:
Fax number:
Private Bag 2700, Houghton, 2041
+27 11 877 3600
+27 11 403 0625

3. Applicable Legislation

The Company is legally required to ensure that certain categories of records are available for access, without a formal request:

  • TThe Occupational Health and Safety Act No. 85 of 1993;
  • The Constitution of the Republic of South Africa No.3 of 1994;
  • Promotion of Access to Information Act No. 2 of 2002;
  • The Value-Added Tax Act No. 89 of 1991;
  • Income Tax Act No. 58 of 1962;
  • Companies Act No. 71 of 2008;
  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act No. 75 of 1997;
  • Employment Equity Act No. 55 of 1998;
  • Labour Relations Act No. 66 of 1995;
  • South African Revenue Services Act, 34 of 1997.

Please note that the identification and inclusion of all pertinent legislation cannot be guaranteed. Any person who is aware of any specific legislation that should be included and which has been omitted, should contact the Company Secretary directly.

4. Schedule of Records

The table below provides an indication of the subjects of information that the company holds and the corresponding categories:

Subject Category Publicly available/not
  • Asset registers
  • Banking records
  • Computer software details
  • Disaster recovery procedures
  • Financial statements
  • Management accounts
  • Tax records
  • VAT records
  • General Correspondence
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
Sales and marketing
  • Product Information (e.g. pricing)
  • Sales statistics
  • Product Brochures
  • Marketing Information
  • General Correspondence
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Limited
  • No
Human resources
  • Employee records
  • Personnel guidelines, policies and procedures
  • Training courses
  • General Correspondence
  • Payroll information
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
Information technology
  • IT Policies and Procedures
  • Network diagrams
  • User Manuals
  • General Correspondence
  • System configuration
  • Source Code
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • Stock
  • Location of warehouse
  • Details of service providers
  • General correspondence
  • No
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Share records (registers, transfers, disclosures etc.)
  • Administration (Minute books)
  • Contracts
  • Leases
  • General correspondence
  • Intellectual Property
  • Litigation
  • Limited
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No
  • No

5. Form of Request

To facilitate the processing of your request, kindly:

  • Use the prescribed form and pay to the prescribed fees, details available on the SAHRC website and attached to this Manual;
  • Address your request to the Information Officer;
  • Provide sufficient details to enable the Company to identify the requester and record(s) requested, the form of access required specify the postal address or fax number of the requester in the Republic of South Africa; and the right which the requester is seeking to exercise or protect and provide reasons for the request.

6. Other Information

The company's Information Officer will respond to any request within 30 days of receiving the request by indicating whether such request for access has been granted or not. Please note that information and /or documents shall only be made available in accordance with the provisions of the Act. Requests for access to these records may be refused in terms of Sections 62 to 69 of the Act. Such as:

  • Protecting personal information that the company holds about a third person (who is a natural or juristic person) from unreasonable disclosure;
  • Protecting commercial information that the company holds about a third party (e.g. trade secrets, financial, commercial, scientific or technical information that may harm the commercial or financial interests of a third party);
  • If disclosure would result in a breach of a duty of confidence owed to a third party;
  • The record is privileged from production in legal proceedings unless the privilege has been waived;
  • Disclosure of the record will put the Company at a disadvantage in contractual or other negotiations or prejudice it in commercial competition;
  • Disclosure of the record (containing trade secrets, financial, commercial, scientific, or technical information) would harm the commercial or financial interests of the Company;
  • Records containing information about research being carried out or about to be carried out on behalf of a third party or the Company.

If you request access to a record that contains information about a third party, we are obliged to attempt to contact this third party to inform them of the request and to give them an opportunity to respond by either consenting to the access or by providing reasons why the access should be denied. In the event that the third party furnishes reasons for the support or denial of access, our designated Information Officer will consider these reasons in determining whether access should be granted. You may appeal against a refusal of access by our Information Officer. Please refer to Part 4 of the Promotion of Access to Information Act for further details on the Appeal Process.


(Section 53(1) of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000
(Act No. 2 of 2000)

[Regulation 10]

A. Particulars of private body

The Head:

B. Particulars of person requesting access to the record

  • The particulars of the person who requests access to the record must be given below.
  • The address and/or fax number in the Republic to which the information is to be sent must be given.
  • Proof of the capacity in which the request is made, if applicable, must be attached.

Full names and surname:
Identity number:
Postal address:
Fax number:
Telephone number:
E-mail address:
Capacity in which request is made, when made on behalf of another person:

C. Particulars of person on whose behalf request is made

This section must be completed ONLY if a request for information is made on behalf of another person.
Full names and surname:
Identity number:

D. Particulars of record

  • Provide full particulars of the record to which access is requested, including the reference number if that is known to you, to enable the record to be located.
  • If the provided space is inadequate, please continue on a separate folio and attach it to this form. The requester must sign all the additional folios.

  • Description of record or relevant part of the record:
  • Reference number, if available:
  • Any further particulars of record:

E. Fees

  • A request for access to a record, other than a record containing personal information about yourself, will be processed only after a request fee has been paid.
  • You will be notified of the amount required to be paid as the request fee.
  • The fee payable for access to a record depends on the form in which access is required and the reasonable time required to search for and prepare a record.
  • If you qualify for exemption of the payment of any fee, please state the reason for exemption.

Reason for exemption from payment of fees:

F. Form of access to record

If you are prevented by a disability to read, view or listen to the record in the form of access provided for in 1 to 4 hereunder, state your disability and indicate in which form the record is required.

Form in which record is required:
Form in which record is required
Mark the appropriate box with an X.
  • Compliance with your request in the specified form may depend on the form in which the record is available.
  • Access in the form requested may be refused in certain circumstances. In such a case you will be informed if access will be granted in another form.
  • The fee payable for access for the record, if any, will be determined partly by the form in which access is requested.

1. If the record is in written or printed form:


copy of record*


inspection of record

2. If record consists of visual images this includes photographs, slides, video recordings, computer-generated images, sketches, etc)


view the images


copy of the images"


transcription of the images*

3. If record consists of recorded words or information which can be reproduced in sound


listen to the soundtrack audio cassette


transcription of soundtrack*
written or printed document

4. If record is held on computer or in an electronic or machine-readable form:


printed copy of record*


printed copy of information derived from the record"


copy in computer readable form*
(stiffy or compact disc)

'If you requested a copy or transcription of a record (above), do you wish the

copy or transcription to be posted to you?

Postage is payable.



G. Particulars of right to be exercised or protected

If the provided space is inadequate, please continue on a separate folio and attach it to this form. The requester must sign all the additional folios.

  • Indicate which right is to be exercised or protected:
  • Explain why the record requested is required for the exercise or protection of the aforementioned right:

H. Notice of decision regarding request for access

You will be notified in writing whether your request has been approved/denied. If you wish to be informed in another manner, please specify the manner and provide the necessary particulars to enable compliance with your request.

How would you prefer to be informed of the decision regarding your request for access to the record?

Signed at………………………….     This…………     day of …………………………….20