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

Part 4 : Appeals against Decisions

Chapter 2 : Applications to Court

81. Proceedings are civil

 

 

1) For the purposes of this Chapter proceedings on application in terms of section 78 are civil proceedings.

 

2) The rules of evidence applicable in civil proceedings apply to proceedings on application in terms of section 78.

 

3) The burden of establishing that—
a) the refusal of a request for access; or
b) any decision taken in terms of section 22, 26(1), 29(3), 54, 57(1) or 60, complies with the provisions of this Act rests on the party claiming that it so complies.