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


Public Service Regulations, 2016

Chapter 4 : Employment Matters

Part 2 : Remuneration and other benefits

50. Suggestions, improvements and innovations


If an employee makes a suggestion, improvement or innovation of exceptional value to the department or the public service as a whole or has exceptional ability, a special qualification or has rendered meritorious service, other than the service recognised in terms of the department's performance incentive scheme, to the department or the public service as a whole—

(a) the State shall have the right of use of any such suggestion, improvement or innovation; and
(b) the executive authority may, only as provided for in a directive issued by the Minister, reward the employee through—
(i) a non-monetary reward;
(ii) a non-pensionable cash award not exceeding 20 per cent of the employee's pensionable annual salary; or
(iii) such a non-monetary reward and a cash award.