President Zuma signs Public Admin Management Act signed into law

DECEMBER 22, 2014

President Jacob Zuma has signed the Public Administration Management Act, 2014 (Act No. 11 of 2014) into law.

According to the Presidency the Act seeks to promote a high standard of professional ethics in the public administration, amongst other things.

“As part of promoting professional ethics and integrity by employees, the Act prohibits public servants from conducting business with the State or being a director of a public, or private company, that conducts with the State,” the Presidency said on Friday.

It added that failure to comply with this prohibition constitutes serious misconduct, which may result in the termination of employment by the employer.

“The Act also requires employees to disclose their financial interests. Failure to comply with the obligation to disclose financial interest as required constitutes misconduct. This Act will take effect on a date still to be determined by the President,” said the Presidency. -