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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 4 : Grounds for Refusal of Access to Records

70. Mandatory disclosure in public interest


Despite any other provision of this Chapter, the head of a private body must grant a request for access to a record of the body contemplated in section 63(1), 64(1), 65, 66(a) or (b), 67, 68(1) or 69(1) or (2) if—

(a) the disclosure of the record would reveal evidence of—
(i) a substantial contravention of, or failure to comply with, the law; or
(ii) imminent and serious public safety or environmental risk; and
(b) the public interest in the disclosure of the record clearly outweighs the harm contemplated in the provision in question.