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

Rules of Procedure for Application to Court in Terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act 2 of 2000

1. Definitions

 

 

In these rules -

a) any word or expression to which a meaning has been assigned in the Act shall bear the meaning so assigned; and
b) any word or expression to which a meaning has been assigned in the rules governing the procedures of the court in which an application in terms of these rules is brought, shall bear the meaning so assigned, and unless the context otherwise indicates -

 

"Act"

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

 

"clerk of the court"

means a clerk and assistant clerk of the court appointed under section 13 of the Magistrates' Courts Act, 1944 (Act No. 32 of 1944);

 

"decision"

means a decision in respect of which an application in terms of section 78 of the Act is brought;

 

"deliver"

means serve copies on all parties and file the original with the registrar or clerk of the court as the case might be; and

 

"registrar"

means a registrar and assistant registrar appointed under section 34 of the Supreme Court Act, 1959 (Act No. 59 of 1959) or a registrar appointed under any law not yet repealed by a competent authority and in force, immediately before the commencement of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, in any area which forms part of the national territory.