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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 4 : Grounds for Refusal of Access to Records

45. Manifestly frivolous or vexatious requests, or substantial and unreasonable diversion of resources


The information officer of a public body may refuse a request for access to a record of the body if—

(a) the request is manifestly frivolous or vexatious; or
(b) the work involved in processing the request would substantially and unreasonably divert the resources of the public body.