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


Public Service Regulations, 2016

Chapter 1 : General Provisions

6. Communication with Minister and media


(1) If a head of department wishes to communicate with the Minister on a matter that falls within the Minister's powers and duties, he or she shall communicate through the Director-General: Public Service and Administration, except in respect of any career incidents of that head of department which fall within the Minister's functions or delegated functions.


(2) An employee shall direct to his or her head of department any enquiry on a matter that falls within the Minister's functions.


(3) An employee, in his or her official capacity, may not communicate with the media unless so authorised by the head of department.


(4) A head of department shall establish a policy regulating communication by its employees with the media.