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


Promotion of Access to Information (PAIA) Manual

10. Refused Access and Appeals

10.2 Mandatory Disclosure in Public Interest


A request for access to a record that could otherwise be refused on the grounds for refusal in terms of PAIA may be granted, however, in circumstances where the disclosure of the record is in the public interest, and if such public interest clearly outweighs the harm contemplated in the grounds for refusal.