Authority No. AZ1
for the Destruction of Z Forms
General Disposal Authority No AZ 1 is hereby issued for the destruction of Z forms. Each governmental body should determine appropriate retention periods for the Z forms that do not have enduring value in terms of this general disposal authority issued by the National Archivist. The following should be kept in mind:
The disposal authority number should be quoted in the destruction certificates that should be submitted to the National Archivist when records were destroyed in terms of this authority.
No destruction should take place without the assurance that the record is no longer required, that no work is outstanding and that no litigation or investigation or request which would involve the records in question in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act or Promotion of Administrative Justice Act is pending.
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