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

Schedule 2 : Code of Conduct for Municipal Staff Members

6. Unauthorised disclosure of information



1) A staff member of a municipality may not without permission disclose any privileged or confidential information obtained as a staff member of’ the municipality to an unauthorised person.


2) For the purpose of this item "privileged or confidential information" includes any information-
a) determined by the municipal council or any structure or functionary of the municipality to be privileged or confidential;
b) discussed in closed session by the council or a committee of the council;
c) disclosure of which would violate a person’s right to privacy; or
d) declared to be privileged, confidential or secret In terms of any law.


3) This item does not derogate from a person’s right of access to information in terms of national legislation.