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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 and periodic basis, submit to the Minister 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; and

[Section 52(1)(a)(ii) substituted by section 38(a) of Act No. 42 of 2001]

(iii) from the private body free of charge; and
(b) how to obtain access to such records.


(2) If appropriate the Minister must, on a periodic basis and by notice in the Gazette
(a) publish any description so submitted; and
(b) update any description so published.


(3) The only fee payable (if any) for access to a record included in a notice in terms of subsection (2) is a prescribed fee for reproduction.

[Section 52(3) substituted by section 38(b) of Act No. 42 of 2001]


(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).