South Africa: New fines for cabinet members

source: IOL
July 27 2010 at 06:52PM

Cabinet on Tuesday announced interim fines for members of the executive, including the president, who breach the ethics code.

If ministers or the president fail to comply with the code, they can be fined up to a month’s salary, or see their salaries and benefits reduced for a period of up to 15 days, government spokesman Themba Maseko said.

Maseko said these measures were prompted by Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s report finding President Jacob Zuma in breach of the code for failing to declare his interests within 60 days of taking office.

They will apply until Justice Minister Jeff Radebe tables a report on a comprehensive review addressing weaknesses in the code listed by [continue reading]

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