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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 2 : Publication and Availability of Certain Records

15. Voluntary disclosure and automatic availability of certain records

 

(1) The information officer of a public body, referred to in paragraph (a) or (b)(i) of the definition of "public body" in section 1, must, on a periodic basis not less frequently than once each year, submit to the Minister a description of—
(a) the categories of records of the public body that are automatically available without a person having to request access in terms of this Act, including such categories available—
(i) for inspection in terms of legislation other than this Act;
(ii) for purchase or copying from the body; and
(iii) from the body free of charge; and
(b) how to obtain access to such records.

 

(2) On a periodic basis not less frequently than once each year and at the cost of the relevant public body, the Minister must, by notice in the Gazette—
(a) publish every description submitted in terms of subsection (1); or
(b) update every description so published,

as the case may be.

 

(3) The only fee payable (if any) for access to a record included in a notice in terms of subsection (2) is a prescribed fee for reproduction.

 

(4) The information officer of a public body may delete any part of a record contemplated in subsection (1)(a) which, on a request for access, may or must be refused in terms of Chapter 4 of this Part.

 

(5) Section 11 and any other provisions in this Act related to that section do not apply to any category of records included in a notice in terms of subsection (2).