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Financial Advisory and Intermediary Services Act, 2002 (Act No. 37 of 2002)


Proceedings of the Office of the Ombud for Financial Services Providers Amendment Rules, 2004

11. Administrative and procedural matters


(a) The Ombud may decline to investigate a complaint, or may suspend the investigation, when to the knowledge of the Ombud the complainant intends proceeding to or has already embarked on litigation.
(b) Information provided to the Ombud is confidential and may only be disclosed by the Ombud to the registrar or to another party to the complaint to the extent necessary to resolve the complaint, or where required under the Act or any other law.
(c) The Ombud is not liable to be subpoenaed to give evidence on the subject of a complaint in any proceedings.
(d) The Ombud may take such steps as deemed expedient to advise the public on the existence of the Office, the procedure for submitting a complaint to the Office, or on any other aspect concerning the Office in order to facilitate the submission or disposal of complaints.