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


Public Service Regulations, 2016

Chapter 4 : Employment Matters

Part 4 : Appointments and other employment matters

59. Utilisation of unpaid voluntary workers


An executive authority may utilise unpaid voluntary workers under the following conditions:

(a) The voluntary worker shall not in any way assist in carrying on or conducting the business of the department;
(b) the terms and conditions as agreed between the volunteer and the department shall be recorded in writing;
(c) the period of volunteerism per voluntary worker shall not exceed twelve consecutive calendar months;
(d) a department may compensate a voluntary worker for actual expenses incurred in performing the volunteer work in accordance with departmental policies and such compensation shall not be construed as remuneration;
(e) a voluntary worker shall perform work in a department under the supervision of an employee; and
(f) such other conditions that the Minister may direct.