QUESTION NO.: 65
Date.: 9 Feb 2012
Ms A M Dreyer (DA) to ask the Minister for the Public Service and Administration:
- Whether, with reference to the findings of the Public Service Commission (PSC) in its report released in March 2011 on cases of alleged corruption that was reported to the National Anti-Corruption Hotline (NACH), he issued a guideline on the minimum sanctions to be imposed for specific offences of fraud and corruption; if not, why not; if so, (a) when and (b) where has a copy of this guideline been made available;
- Whether, in accordance with the PSCâ€™s recommendations, departments are conducting internal disciplinary hearings concurrently with the referral of the case to the SA Police Service (SAPS) for criminal charges once a case of alleged corruption or fraud involving an amount of R100 000 or more is detected; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, what are the case numbers of all such referrals to the SAPS for each (a) national and (b) provincial department?
- Work has commenced on the development of a framework for appropriate sanctions to ensure consistent application of discipline and once the framework has been finalised I will be submitting it to Cabinet prior making it public.
- In terms of the Public Service Disciplinary Code and Procedures and the Chapter 7 of the SMS Handbook, if an employee commits misconduct that is also a criminal offence, the criminal procedure and the disciplinary procedure will continue as separate and different proceedings. The information requested by the Honourable member is being verified and will be submitted in due course.