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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 2 : Financial Disclosure

20. Confidentiality of submitted forms and register


(1) Subject to subregulation (3), only the following persons have access to a submitted form or the register:
(a) The Minister;
(b) the executive authority to whom the form is submitted;
(c) the head of department to whom the form is submitted;
(d) Commissioners of the Commission;
(e) The Director-General: Office of the Public Service Commission;
(f) The Director-General: Public Service and Administration;
(g) The relevant designated ethics officer as contemplated in regulation 23; and
(h) such other persons designated by the Minister, an executive authority, head of department or the chairperson of the Commission for purposes of record keeping and the effective implementation of this Part.


(2) No person who has access to a submitted form or the register may, except when a court so orders, disclose any information in that form or register to anyone other than—
(a) a designated employee in respect of his or her submitted form or an entry in the register in respect of that employee; or
(b) another person who is permitted access in terms of subregulation (1) or to whom access is granted in accordance with subregulation (3).


(3) Any person, other than a person contemplated in subregulation (1), may only be given access to a submitted form or the register in terms of section 11 of the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000 (Act No. 2 of 2000).