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

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Public Service Regulations, 2016

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

Part 3 : Anti-corruption and ethics management

22. Anti-corruption and ethics functions

 

A head of department shall—

(a) analyse ethics and corruption risks as part of the department's system of risk management;
(b) develop and implement an ethics management strategy that prevents and deters unethical conduct and acts of corruption;
(c) establish a system that encourages and allows employees and citizens to report allegations of corruption and other unethical conduct, and such system shall provide for—
(i) confidentiality of reporting; and
(ii) the recording of all allegations of corruption and unethical conduct received through the system or systems;
(d) establish an information system that—
(i) records all allegations of corruption and unethical conduct;
(ii) monitors the management of the allegations of corruption and unethical conduct;
(iii) identifies any systemic weaknesses and recurring risks; and
(iv) maintains records of the outcomes of the allegations of corruption and unethical conduct; and
(e) refer allegations of corruption to the relevant law enforcement agency and investigate whether disciplinary steps must be taken against any employee of the department and if so, institute such disciplinary action.