Section 51 Manual - Promotion of Access to Information Act No 2 of 2000.

ED Steyn CC trading as Leading Edge Technologies  Registration No: 1997/025997/23

Coxen & Steyn CC    Registration No: 1999/036848/23 



The promotion of access to information act has been enacted in order to promote a culture of transparency, accountability and good governance by giving effect to the right of access to information.

The act establishes voluntary and mandatory procedures which enable persons to obtain records of bodies as swiftly, effortlessly and inexpensively as possible, and to exercise and protect all rights as enshrined in the constitution


Leading Edge Technologies is primarily an importer and distributor of the Pervasive.SQL range of database products. It furthermore distributes and sells any other product that interfaces with the Pervasive.SQL database products such as Crystal Reports.

Coxen and Steyn is primarily a Software Development Company.


In terms of the Act the Managing Member is the head information officer for Leading Edge Technologies.  She is: Zelda Steyn

In terms of the Act the Managing Member is the head information officer for Coxen & Steyn CC.  He is: Ericus Steyn


 Postal: P.O. Box 17269, Norkem Park, 1631

Physical: 6 Wylan Crescent, Van Riebeeck Park, Kempton Park, 1621






Zelda Steyn

Ericus Steyn



011 393-3130

011 393 3130

011 393-3131

011 393 3131



Read through this manual.

If you have any difficulty using or understanding this manual, please contact the member at the numbers or addresses listed above, or contact the South African Human Rights Commission. The Act requires that requests for the access to records & information must be made in prescribed form.


At the back of this manual is a prescribed Form C Request for Access to record of private body. (Additional copies of this form may be obtained at the correct addresses).

Fill in all the fields in the request form or re-write the details in an email.

Send your request to the contact address or to the fax no or email address listed.

You must provide sufficient detail in the request form to enable the Head of the Company to easily identify:

The record you require.

Which form of access is required?

The right that is sought to be exercised or to be protected.

How you wish to be informed.

You must provide an explanation of why the requested record is required for the exercise or protection of that right. You should also indicate if any other manner is to be used to inform you or convey the record requested to you.

If you are making a request on behalf of another person you must submit proof of the capacity in which you are making the request in order to satisfy the Head of the Company.

The Company  will reply within 30-days of the date of receiving your request as to whether the information is accessible and how and were it may be collected.


The Act requires the Head of the Company in certain circumstances to notify the requester to pay the prescribed request fee, before further processing your request. Annexure 1 in this manual reflects the prescribed fees, in respect of private bodies, which you may be requested to pay before further processing or your request.

You will be notified by the Head of the Company as to the fee to be paid and the manner of payment.

Should you be requesting .personal information about yourself you will not be required to pay the request fee. The prescribed request fee for each and every request for record (other than your personal information) is R50. The Head of the Company may withhold the record you have requested until the R50 fee has been paid. You may lodge an application to the court against the payment of the R50 request fee.

The Head of the company will notify you of his decision relating to the request in the manner that you have specified in the form.

If your request is granted, then a further access fee must be paid for the search, reproduction, preparation and for any time which has exceeded the prescribed hours to search for and prepare the record for disclosure.

Records that cannot be found or do not exist

Should, after a diligent search the record which you requested cannot be found the Head of the Company will by way of affidavit notify you that it is not possible to give access to that record.


Should you believe that the Company's refusal to grant information to you is unjustifiable, or should you have any other grounds for complaint in terms of the promotion of access to information act, you may lodge an application with a court against the refusal of a request in terms of Section 52 of the Act.

You will be informed of the procedures that you should follow.


Without a person having to request access:

Title Contents

Product Guide List of products    - Applications

                                                - Advantages

                                                - Features and benefits

                                                - Price

Available from Contact addresses and on website:

In accordance with other legislation:

The following records are kept in accordance with the following legislation:

Income Tax Act                                    Unemployment Insurance Act

Labour Relations Act                            Basic Conditions of Employment Act

Employment Equity Act                        Skills Development Levies Act

Companies Act

May be requested:

The company keep information on:

Personnel related issues: employee records, conditions of employment and company policy, address lists, etc.

Clients: contact information, product subscriptions, contractual agreements, usage statistics, account information, and general communication.

Suppliers: contact information, contractual agreements, accounting information and general communication.

Technical product information.

The above-mentioned records are of a confidential nature and only accessible to authorized people


This manual is available from any of the contact addresses listed and may be viewed free of charge at the premises of Leading Edge Technologies.

Copies are available from the South African Human Rights Commission:

PAlA Unit

Private Bag 2700

Houghton 2041


Telephone No: 011- 4848300

Copies are also available from the Government Gazette and Leading Edge Technologies website

Form C    Request for access to records - PDF File