All staff must disclose financial interests as per requirements of the Disclosure of Interest Circular and Policy. In eThekwini Municipality every employee must complete the disclosure of interest every three years, (or update quarterly if applicable) whether they have a private business/work or not, it is compulsory.
 
It is also important to note that section 4 (3) of schedule 2 of the Municipal Systems Act, 2000 states that no staff member of municipality or their company may do business with any municipality and the municipal entities. No municipal employee should be involved in private business/work with any organ of the state.
 
According to Regulation 44 of the MFMA and Section 44 of Ethekwini Municipality Supply Chain Management (SCM) Policy prohibits the awarding of bids to persons in the service of the State. 
“In the service of the state” is defined in the Regulations as a member of any municipal council, provincial legislature or the National Assembly or the National Council of Provinces; an employee of any national or provincial department, national or provincial public entity or an employee of Parliament or a provincial legislature or constitutional institution within the meaning of the Public Finance Management Act, 1999 (Act No. 1 of 1999)
Except with the prior consent of the council of a municipality a staff member of the municipality may not be engaged in any business, trade or profession other than work of the municipality while in the employ of the municipality. Every employee seeking to apply for consent must complete a separate consent form for every private business/work undertaken.
 
Consent form must be duly signed by the applicant and by the UNIT HEAD/DEPUTY HEAD and by the DCM and be submitted to the Performance Monitoring and Evaluation Unit. Consent granted for private business/work is valid for a three year term and must be updated within one month if there is any change in the status of an employee in between.​
 
For more details please contact:
Thembeka Goge
031 311 4823​