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Municipal Systems Act, 2000 (Act No. 32 of 2000)

Schedule 2 : Code of Conduct for Municipal Staff Members

4. Personal gain



1) A staff member of a municipality may not-
a) use the position or privileges of a staff member. or confidential information obtained as a staff member. for private gain or to improperly benefit another person; or
b) take a decision on behalf of the municipality concerning a matter in which that staff member. or that staff member’s spouse, partner or business associate, has a direct or indirect personal or private business interest.


2) Except with the prior consent of the council of a municipality a staff member of the municipality may not-
a) be a party to a contract for-
i) the provision of goods or services to the municipality; or
ii) the performance of any work for the municipality otherwise than as a staff member;
b) obtain a financial interest in any business of the municipality; or
c) be engaged in any business, trade or profession other than the work of the municipality.