Court name
High Court of South Africa North Gauteng Pretoria
Case number
88359 of 2019
Case name
Arena Holdings (Pty) Ltd t/a Financial Mail and Others v SARS and Others
Media neutral citation
[2021] ZAGPPHC 1
Case summary:

Revenue - taxpayer confidentiality - exception when substantial contraventions of law committed and disclosure is in the public interest.

Constitutional law - when freedom of speech and right of access to information in public interest trump rights to privacy.

Declaration of constitutional invalidity of exclusion of “public interest override exceptions " to confidentiality provisions contained in the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000 (PAIA)

Judge
Davis J