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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 3 : Manner of Access

59. Severability


(1) If a request for access is made to a record of a private body containing information which may or must be refused in terms of any provision of Chapter 4 of this Part, every part of the record which—
(a) does not contain; and
(b) can reasonably be severed from any part that contains,

any such information must, despite any other provision of this Act, be disclosed.


(2)        If a request for access to—

(a) a part of a record is granted; and
(b) the other part of the record is refused,

as contemplated in subsection (1), the provisions of section 56(2) apply to paragraph (a) of this subsection and the provisions of section 56(3) to paragraph (b) of this subsection.

[Section 59(2) substituted by section 40 of Act No. 42 of 2001]