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Labour Relations Act, 1995 (Act No. 66 of 1995)

Chapter IX : General Provisions

201. Confidentiality

 

 

(1) A person commits an offence by disclosing any information relating to the financial or business affairs of any other person or any business, trade or undertaking if the information was acquired by the first-mentioned person in the performance of any function or exercise of any power in terms of this Act, in any capacity, by or on behalf of—
(a) a council;
(b) any independent body established by a collective agreement or determination to grant exemptions from the provisions of the collective agreement or determination;
(c) the registrar;
(d) the Commission; and
(e) an accredited agency.

 

(2) Subsection (1) does not apply if the information was disclosed to enable a person to perform a function or exercise a power in terms of this Act.

 

(3)
(a) A person convicted of an offence in terms of this section may be sentenced to a fine not exceeding R10,000.00.
(b) The Minister, in consultation with the Minister of Justice, may from time to time by notice in the Government Gazette, amend the maximum amount of the fine referred to in paragraph (a).