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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

82. Decision on application


The court hearing an application may grant any order that is just and equitable, including orders—

(a) confirming, amending or setting aside the decision which is the subject of the application concerned;
(b) requiring from the information officer or relevant authority of a public body or the head of a private body to take such action or to refrain from taking such action as the court considers necessary within a period mentioned in the order;
(c) granting an interdict, interim or specific relief, a declaratory order or compensation;
(d) as to costs; or
(e) condoning non-compliance with the 180 day period within which to bring an application, where the interests of justice so require.


[Section 82 substituted by section 29 of Act No. 42 of 2013 - effective 22 January 2014]