Zuma signs Public Administration Management Act into Law

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

The Act amongst others seeks to promote a high standard of professional ethics in the public administration.

The Presidency said in a statement, “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.

“Failure to comply with this prohibition constitutes serious misconduct which may result in the termination of employment by the employer.”

Employees will be required to disclose their financial interests. Should they fail 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.

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