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

Part 3 : Access to Records of Private Bodies

Chapter 1 : Right of Access

50. Right of access to records of private bodies

 

 

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

 

2) In addition to the requirements referred to in subsection (1), when a public body, referred to in paragraph (a) or (b)(i) of the definition of "public body" in section 1, requests access to a record of a private body for the exercise or protection of any rights, other than its rights, it must be acting in the public interest.

 

3) A request contemplated in subsection (1) includes a request for access to a record containing personal information about the requester or the person on whose behalf the request is made.