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Public Service Act, 1994 (Act No. 103 of 1994)

Chapter II : Administration of the Public Service, including the South African Management and Development Institute and the Training Fund

6. Access to documents and information by Minister


(1) The Minister, or any person authorised in writing by the Minister, has access to such official documents or may obtain such information from executive authorities and employees in the public service as may be necessary for the performance of his or her functions under this Act or any other law.


(2) Any employee who wilfully or in a grossly negligent manner fails to furnish documents or information as contemplated in subsection (1) or section 3(6)(b), shall be guilty of an offence and shall be liable on conviction to a fine or to imprisonment not exceeding 12 months.


[Section 6 substituted by section 8 of Act No. 30 of 2007]