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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 2 : Publication and Availability of certain records

52. Voluntary disclosure and automatic availability of certain records



1) The head of a private body may, on a voluntary basis make available in the prescribed manner a description of—
a) the categories of records of the private 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 private body;
iii) from the private body free of charge; and
b) how to obtain access to such records.

[Sub-section (1) amended by section 110 of Act No. 4 of 2013].


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


3) The only fee payable (if any) for access to a record referred to in subsection (1) is a prescribed fee for reproduction.

[Sub-section (3) amended by section 110 of Act No. 4 of 2013].


4) The head of a private 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 50 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).