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


Public Service Regulations, 2016

Chapter 2 : Conduct, Financial Disclosure, Anti-Corruption and Ethics Management

Part 1 : Code of Conduct

15. Employees as candidates for elections


(1) An employee who is issued with a certificate in terms of section 31(3) of the Electoral Act, 1998 (Act No. 73 of 1998), stating that he or she is a candidate in an election, shall, not later than the next working day, inform his or her head of department in writing thereof and submit a copy of the certificate.


(2) The employee shall be deemed to be on annual leave from the date following the date the certificate is so issued until, if he or she is—
(a) elected and accepts election, the date immediately before the date he or she assumes office;
(b) elected, but declines election, the date that he or she declines election; or
(c) not elected, the date of the designation of representatives in terms of item 16 to Schedule 1A to the Electoral Act, 1998.


(3) If the employee has insufficient annual leave, he or she shall be deemed to be on unpaid leave for the period in question.