Access to SA public records means you can do a background check on any person in the country and run it at the criminal record centre to see what you find on them. The police generally make use of this service for the crimes in SA as they are able to determine whether someone has a criminal record or not. Police clearance applications are available too, so if you don’t have a record you will be cleared. Not everyone is able to make use of these services; you have to have a good reason as to why you need to access public information.
The police are not the only people who use SA public records; there are also businesses that use the service. The reason why they would make use of it is to see whether a potential customer has a record or not, which will help them decide whether to do business with them or not. Doing a background check on someone will give you all the necessary information you need to decide whether they are someone you want to employ or not. At the criminal record centre you will find out everything you need to know about someone, and all you need to have is their identity number.
In order for the police to keep the crimes in SA under control and determine whether there is one person to blame for numerous crimes, the police will make use of the police clearance applications. Searching public records is an easy task, all you have to do is have all the information of the person you wish to check; their ID number, names and surname.