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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 3 : Anti-corruption and ethics management

23. Designation of ethics officers


(1) An executive authority shall designate such number of ethics officers as may be appropriate, for the department to—
(a) promote integrity and ethical behaviour in the department;
(b) advise employees on ethical matters;
(c) identify and report unethical behaviour and corrupt activities to the head of department;
(d) manage the financial disclosure system; and
(e) manage the processes and systems relating to remunerative work performed by employees outside their employment in the relevant department.


(2) The head of department shall establish an ethics committee or designate an existing committee, chaired by a Deputy Director-General, to provide oversight on ethics management in the department.