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NATIONAL LEGISLATION OVERVIEWS
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Public Service Act, No. A of 1994
[NOTE: Referred to by LegalB as Act "A" of 1994 because no Act number was allocated to it]

Long title


To provide for the organisation and administration of the public service of the Republic, the regulation of the conditions of employment, terms of office, discipline, retirement and discharge of members of the public service, and matters connected therewith.

Table of contents

SECTION TITLE

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
CHAPTER I INTERPRETATION AND APPLICATION OF ACT
1. Interpretation
2. Application of Act
CHAPTER II ADMINISTRATION OF THE PUBLIC SERVICE, INCLUDING THE SOUTH AFRICAN MANAGEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE AND THE TRAINING FUND
3. Functions of Minister and executing authority
3A. Functions of Premiers [...inserted by Act 1998_086_003_19981030]
3B. ... [...inserted by Act 1999_005_001] [...repealed by Act 2007_030_005 - was entitled "Handling of appointment and other career incidents of heads of department"]
4. ... [... substituted by Act 2007_030_006_20080117 - was entitled "Transition and rationalisation of public administration"] [...repealed by Act 2014_011_019_20141222 Sch - was entitled "South African Management and Development Institute and Training Fund"]
5. Implementation or limitation of actions affecting public service or its members
6. Access to documents and information by Minister
CHAPTER III ORGANISATION AND STAFF
7. Public service, departments and heads of department
7A.Government components [...inserted by Act 2007_030_010_20080117]
7B.Specialised service delivery unit within department [...inserted by Act 2007_030_010_20080117]
8. Composition of public service
CHAPTER IV EMPLOYMENT IN PUBLIC SERVICE [...substituted by Act 2007_030_012_20080117 - was entitled "CHAPTER IV APPOINTMENT, PROMITION AND TRANSFER"]
8A.Mechanismgs for obtaining services of persons [...inserted by Act 2007_030_013_20080117]
9. Appointments in public service [... substituted by Act 2007_030_014 - was enitled "Powers of executing authority"]
10. Qualifications for appointment
11. Appointments and filling of posts
12. Appointment of heads of department and career incidents [... substituted by Act 2007_030_017_20080117 - was entitled "Appointment of heads of department"]
12A. Appointment of persons on grounds of policy considerations [...inserted by Act 1998_086_006_19981030]
13. Appointment on probation [... substituted by Act 2007_030_018_20080117  - was entitled "Appointment, transfer and promotion on probation"]
14. ... [...repealed by Act 2014_011_019_20141222 Sch - was entitled "Transfers within public service"]
15. ... [...repealed by Act 2014_011_019_20141222 Sch - was entitled "Transfer and secondment of officials"]
CHAPTER V TERMINATION OF SERVICE
16. Retirement and retention of services
17. Discharge of officers
CHAPTER VI INEFFICIENCY AND MISCONDUCT
18 ... [...repealed by Act 1998_086_010_19981030 - was entitled "Inefficient officers"]
19. ... [...repealed by Act 1998_086_010_19981030 - was entitled "Inefficient heads of department"]
20. ... [...repealed by Act 1998_086_010_19981030 - was entitled "Misconduct"]
21. ... [...repealed by Act 1998_086_010_19981030 - was entitled "Investigation of charge of misconduct"]
22. ... [...repealed by Act 1998_086_010_19981030 - was entitled "Steps after investigation by investigating officer"]
23. ... [...repealed by Act 1998_086_010_19981030 - was entitled "Hearing of charge of misconduct"]
24. ... [...repealed by Act 1998_086_010_19981030 - was entitled "Proceedings after hearing"]
25. ... [...repealed by Act 1998_086_010_19981030 - was entitled "Other steps against officer charged"]
26. ... [...repealed by Act 1998_086_010_19981030 - was entitled "Appeal against decision of presiding officer or head of department"]
27. ... [...repealed by Act 1998_086_010_19981030 - was entitled "Misconduct of heads of department"]
CHAPTER VII OBLIGATIONS, RIGHTS AND PRIVILEGES OF OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
28. Rights and obligations
29. Saving regarding rights and obligations
30. Other work by officers and employees
31. Unauthorized remuneration
32. Assignment of other functions to officers and employees
33. Cession of emoluments
34. Reduction of salaries
35. Grievances of officers and employees [... substituted by Act 1997_047_029_19971013 - was entitled "Grievances and requests of officers and employees"]
36. Employees as candidates for, and becoming members of, legislatures [... substituted by Act 2007_030_032_20080117 - was entitled "Political rights of officers and employees"]
CHAPTER VIII MISCELLANEOUS
37. Remuneration of officers and employees
38. Wrongly granted remuneration
39. ... [...repealed by Act 2002_040_002(1)_20021128 Sch - was entitled "Limitation of actions"]
40. Limitation of liability
41. Regulations
42. Public service handbooks [... substituted by Act 1997_047_031_20080117 - was entitled "Public Service Staff Code"]
42A. Delegations  [...inserted by Act 1997_047_032_19971013] [...substituted by Act 2007_030_037_20080117 - was entitled "Assignment of functions by Minister"]
43. Repeal of laws and savings
44. Short title
Sch. 1. SCHEDULE 1 NATIONAL DEPARTMENTS AND OFFICES OF PREMIERS AND HEADS THEREOF (SECTION 7(2) AND (3)) [s1; s7; s43] [... Title substituted by Act 0000_000_000_00000000 - was entitled "SCHEDULE 1 DEPARTMENTS AND HEADS OF DEPARTMENT"]
Sch. 2. SCHEDULE 2 PROVINCIAL DEPARTMENTS AND HEADS THEREOF (SECTION 7(2) AND (3)) [s7(4)] [... Title substituted by Act 0000_000_000_00000000 - was entitled "SCHEDULE 2 ORGANISATIONAL COMPONENTS AND POSTS CONTEMPLATED IN SECTION 7(4)"]
Sch. 3. SCHEDULE 3  [...substituted by Act 1998_086_015_19981030 - was entitled "SCHEDULE 3 LAWS REPEALED BY SECTION 43(1)] [... substituted by Act 1998_086_015_19981030 - was enititled "SCHEDUE 3 ORGANISATIONAL COMPONENTS AND HEADS THEREOF"]
PART A NATIONAL GOVERNMENT COMPONENTS AND HEADS THEREOF (SECTION 7(2) AND (3)) [... inserted by Act 0000_000_000_00000000]
PART B NATIONAL GOVERNMENT COMPONENTS AND HEADS THEREOF (SECTION 7(2) AND (3)) [... inserted by Act 1998_086_015_19981030]
Sch. 4. SCHEDULE 4 LAWS REPEALED BY SECTION 43(1) [..re-labeled by Act 1998_086_015_19981030 - was labeled "SCHEDULE 3 ORGANISATIONAL COMPONENTS AND HEADS THEREOF"]

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