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Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000)

Part 2 : Access to Records of Public Bodies

Chapter 1 : Right of Access, and Specific Application Provisions

11. Right of access to records of public bodies

 

 

1) A requester must be given access to a record of a public body if—
a) that requester complies with all the procedural requirements in this Act relating to a request for access to that record; and
b) access to that record is not refused in terms of any ground for refusal contemplated in Chapter 4 of this Part.

 

2) A request contemplated in subsection (1) includes a request for access to a record containing personal information about the requester.

[Sub-section (2) amended by section 110 of Act No. 4 of 2013]

 

3) A requester’s right of access contemplated in subsection (1) is, subject to this Act, not affected by—
a) any reasons the requester gives for requesting access; or
b) the information officer’s belief as to what the requester’s reasons are for requesting access.