Section 11 | Right of access to records of public bodies

(1) A requester must be given access to a record of a public body if – 

(a) that requester complies with all the procedural requirements in this Act relating to a request for access to that record; and
(b) access to that record is not refused in terms of any ground for refusal contemplated in Chapter 4 of this Part. 

(2) A request contemplated in subsection (1) excludes a request for access to a record containing personal information about the requester. 

(3) A requester’s right of access contemplated in subsection (1) is, subject to this Act, not affected by – 

(a) any reasons the requester gives for requesting access; or
(b) the information officer’s belief as to what the requester’s reasons are for requesting access.