Bridgestone South Africa

Access to Information Manual

Manual prepared in terms of Section 51 of the Promotion of Access to Information Act No. 2 of 2000 ('the Act'), for the following entities:

Bridgestone South Africa Holdings (Pty) Ltd

Bridgestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd (formerly Bridgestone-Firestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Bridgestone-Firestone Pre-Cured Tread Manufacturing (Pty) Ltd

Bridgestone South Africa Retail (Pty) Ltd, (formerly Supa Quick (Pty) Ltd), trading as Supa Quick, Speedy and Autoquip

Contact details (Section 51 (1) (a) of the Act)

All requests for information in terms of this manual should be directed to:

The Group Company Corporate Lawyer: Danai Mashego

Corner Isando and Quality Roads,
Isando, 1609
Postal address:
P O Box 515, Isando, 1600
Telephone number: +27 (11) 923 7500
Fax number: 086 558 3065

1. Guide on how to use the Act (Section 51 (1) (b) of the Act)

The Human Rights Commission (HRC) is responsible for compiling a Guide that will facilitate ease of use of the Act for requesters of information.  Please direct any queries to:

The South African Human Rights Commission:

The Research and Documentation Department
Postal address: Private Bag 2700, Houghton, 2041
Telephone number: +27 (11) 484-8300
Fax number: +27 (11) 484-0582

2.  Notice(s) in terms of Section 52 (2) of the Act (Section 51 (1) (c) of the Act)

A private body may, on a voluntary and periodic basis, submit to the Minister of Justice a description of categories of records that are automatically available without a requester having to request access in terms of the Act. The Minister must publish any description so submitted by notice in the Government Gazette.

The identified entities have not submitted any such description for publication and the Minister has therefore not published any notice in the Gazette.

3.  Records available in accordance with other legislation (Section 51 (1) (d) of the Act)

Records are kept and information is available in terms of certain provisions of the following legislation:  (Please note that this is not an exhaustive list)

  • Basic Conditions of Employment Act No. 75 of 1997
  • Companies Act No. 61 of 1973
  • Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act No. 130 of 1993
  • Customs and Excise Act No. 91 of 1964
  • Employment Equity Act No.55 of 1998
  • Income Tax Act No.58 of 1962
  • Labour Relations Act No.66 of 1995
  • Occupational Health and Safety Act No. 85 of 1993
  • Regional Service Councils Act No. 109 of 1985
  • Skills Development Act No. 97 of 1998
  • Skills Development Levies Act No. 9 of 1999
  • Unemployment Insurance Act No. 63 of 2001
  • Value-added Tax Act No. 89 of 1991

4.  Other Record Categories and Subjects (Section 51 (1) (e) of the Act)

Finance & Administration Department:

  • Asset registers
  • Banking records
  • Computer software details
  • Disaster recovery procedures
  • Financial statements
  • Management accounts
  • Stock records
  • Tax records
  • VAT records
  • Vouchers and invoices

Human Resources Department:

  • Employment contracts
  • Employment Equity records
  • Health and safety records
  • Payroll information
  • Policies and procedures
  • Staff records
  • Training records

Manufacturing Departments:

  • Internal risk assessments
  • Maintenance details
  • Procurement details
  • Production records
  • Process technology
  • Quality specifications
  • Technical specifications

Sales and Marketing Department:

  • Advertising campaign details
  • Customer information
  • Dealer franchise documents
  • Market information
  • Marketing strategies
  • Product brochures
  • Product price lists
  • Product sales records


  • Company secretarial records
  • Contracts and agreements
  • Insurance records
  • Property records
  • Statutory records
  • Trademark records

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.

5.  Additional prescribed information (Section 51 (1) (f) of the Act)

The Minister of Justice has not yet prescribed any additional information.

6.  Availability of the Manual (Section 51 (3) of the Act)

This manual is available for inspection, free of charge, at the offices of Bridgestone-Firestone South Africa (Pty) Ltd. The manual has been sent to the South African Human Rights Commission. It can also be accessed on the company's websites,,, and

7.  Form of request (Section 53 of the Act)

To facilitate the processing of your request, please:

7.1 Use the prescribed form, available on the website of the South African Human Rights Commission (under regulation no. 187) at, or the website of The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development at

7.2 Address your request to the Group Company Secretary

7.3 Provide sufficient details to enable us to identify:

7.3.1  The record (s) requested;

7.3.2  The requester (and if an agent is lodging the request, proof of capacity);

7.3.3  The form of access required;

7.3.4  Your personal contact details

7.3.5  The right which you are seeking to exercise or protect with an explanation of the reason the record is required to exercise or protect the right.

8.  Prescribed fees (Section 54 of the Act)

8.1 Rules governing the payment of fees to request and obtain information are contained in Section 54 of the Act.

8.2 The fees chargeable by private bodies are contained in Part 111 of Annexure A of the Regulations to the Act and are available on the website of the South African Human Rights Commission (under regulation no. 187) at, or the website of The Department of Justice and Constitutional Development at

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